What with the focus on the passing of time around New Year, I thought I’d show you two cool clocks that I have found on the web. Unfortunately, I found them both while Stumbling and one says not to post a link as the link will stop working shortly, the other I have lost the link for – it’s kinda poor form to post stuff without linking to give credit but I’m gonna go with it for this one.
I would love to own this clock. I think it looks brilliant and although the chain would have to move incredibly slowly, I think I could sit and watch it for ages. What I most like about it is the vagueness of what the time actually is. You’d have to look at it and think, ‘It must be about half-five…’. I have a friend who lives in Spain and he says that is how he lives his entire life, not watching minutes and being dominated by time. He doesn’t say he’ll meet you at 5pm, he’ll meet you around 5pm. That’s infuriating if you are watching the minutes but if you have the same outlook in life, then it’s cool. Life just goes at a more relaxed and slower pace. I often wish my life was more like that.
If, however, you can’t live like that or wouldn’t want to, then this clock may appeal to you! Start each day by writing your appointments and plans on the clock face, then as your day passes and you achieve your goals for the day, the clock arm wipes them off! I love the sense of achievement this would make me feel as I see my to-do list being wiped by the clock – the flip-side would be that you have to get things done by the time you said or they are gone anyway!
Anyway, these clocks get an ‘Uh-huh’ from me!