Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Time flies like an arrow…

… and fruit flies like an apple.

But seriously folks.

armA couple of days ago, my wristwatch stopped working. 
Just like that. 
I suspect it is a flat battery.  At least I hope that’s what it is, because this watch was a gift from my Mother.


I still haven’t gotten around to taking it to a jeweller. Largely because each time I do, they complain about the rust and build-up over the back flap.  (Apparently my skin does not agree with metals.)

So I have been going without a watch for a few days now. 

And boy is it liberating!

I still have my clock on my computer, so I don’t miss appointments at work, and I have my alarm clock to help me get up in the morning.

But other than that, I am not wearing anything.  So when I go to church, I don’t need to keep looking at my arm to see how long the sermon was.  I know it will end when the preacher is done.  When I go to a party, I don’t have to look at my watch to see if it is getting late, I stay until I feel ready to go. 

It’s amazing how much time we spend clock watching, instead of just doing stuff.  

How much time we spend worrying about whether we are having fun, instead of just having fun.

So I might just leave the battery a little longer.  I haven’t needed it yet.


  1. GASP!!! You might want to clarify the "I'm not wearing anything." LOL! I've been without a typical watch for years. If I need to know what time it is, there are all kinds of watches around. My main source is my pedometer except I always have to subtract an hour. I don't know how to change it until the battery dies. :)

  2. Oh Sew Good beat me to the punch! I think you mean to say you aren't wearing a timepiece, and not that you are sitting in Church in the first outfit He ever gave you...
    If metals but your wrist or vice versa, maybe you can just keep your watch in your pocket once you get it fixed. I wear a watch my Momma gave me for my birthday four years ago, and now that she is gone, I can't imagine not wearing it unless I'm in the shower.

  3. I see absolutely nothing wrong with a watch that is right twice a day.

  4. I call it my wonder watch. Because every time I look at it, I wonder what time it really is.



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