A year comes full circle every day, but it’s the first week of January that brings it to our attention. This week I’ve been reviewing my 2015 goals, and feeling under-accomplished.
Here’s the scary thing about a clock with a visible pendulum — you can see the seconds (and the year) flying by.
This was my Grandmother’s 8-Day clock. These days it’s more like a 4-Day clock, and has to be babied along a bit. It’s loud, but comforting, and I have no trouble sleeping through it. I heard it every hour in my parents’ house when I was growing up, and now it strikes the hours in mine.
Desperate to call something an accomplishment, I took this little lamp out of the donation box I’m accumulating, and cleaned it up. Here it is “before”…
It’s a “Television Lamp” from the 1950’s, and used to sit atop my parents’ TV. Cute, yes. I don’t need to keep it, but now it’s relatively clean, so I’m tempted. eBay may be full of vintage TV lamps but, funny thing, with our modern razor-thin TVs there’s no place to put them.
Now, to bring this post full circle back to clocks, here’s another — this is a vintage Perivale Westminster Chimes clock, a souvenir from a past trip.
It’s attractive, but it’s a pain to keep wound, so right now it’s functioning as sculpture.
What should I do with all these circles?
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