Thursday February 16th 2012 Tim
Naturally when a person is unwell and frail he will spend time lying on
his back staring at the ceiling. He might even try to close his
eyes in a sad attempt to achieve unconsciousness, but after hours and
hours and hours of sleep there is a part of the body that must crave
some form of positive engagement.
But fair warning, best to do
away with clocks in the bedroom, because sometimes two thirty one in the
morning can lead to mood swing, quickly followed by a sense of confusion
with hints of pointlessness.
The clock itself must have appeared in
the bedroom sometime during that era I will call "while gainfully employed."
It's not one of those wind-up clocks that tick-tocks, nor is it bright
enough to be seen in the dark, but it does have a button which if pressed
illuminates its dial with soft blue light that stays lit for exactly
Which theoretically should mean, that to keep
this clock's light on for one minute its button needs to be pressed every
five seconds, twelve times in a minute. And I have to wonder what other
theories when put to practice might also be incorrect.