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Sunday, August 10, 2008

The Gift of Time

Did you know that Edgar Allan Poe loved grandfather clock themes in his stories; as illustrated by "The Pit and the Pendulum"; a classic! I love reading Poe beside a nice clock. In fact, if a clock isn't ticking I get nervous. True, very nervous. But when I have the reassuring tick-tic-ticking of a nice grandfather clock in the background, I feel . . . well, that all's well with the world and that all's as it should be. The reassuring metronomic tick is like a heartbeat, pulsing away the seconds and minutes and hours of the day and night. Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock goes the clock. And I sit beside my fireplace with a cup of tea and enjoy a good book. The new (not antique) Hermle Contemporary Grandfather Clock is perfect for next to our fireplace in the den. And Howard Miller clocks are ideal too. There are so many fine clocks I hardly know what to do. I might just get two or three. If you're like me and love clocks, you might like the post Clocks are So Good for Telling Time! Watches too! Gift Givers Take Note because it helps you see that clocks make great gifts. Let's see, my favorite reason for giving a clock would be because it's someone's birthday. Birthdays and clocks seem to go together. Time is passing on a birthday, but the gift of time is a timeless gift.

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