Wednesday, January 13, 2010
clocks & cloches
Back to clocks. One lovely thing to counterbalance the lack of timepieces is that there are two bells in our neighborhood that regularly toll at the hour and 1/2 hour. They are a little confusing, though. A few days ago someone asked what time it was and Lucy answered, "It's fifteen." Fifteen? It can't be fifteen. "I heard the bell ring fifteen times." They are about one minute apart from each other so in the earlier hours one hears a few chimes and then later a few more, but later at noon and midnight, for example, they overlap and one really has no idea what the time is.
We also have no mirrors which is rather liberating. Until I catch a glimpse of myself in a store window. Aach! Not being a very good ambassador and all that nonsense.