May 30, 2008 - 8:44 pm Comments Off on Silence

When at first you wind the clock and set the pendulum to swinging, the noise of the tick-tocking seems overwhelmingly loud. Perhaps it’s all you can focus on for a while, this alien clacking. Yet, over time, it fades into the background and becomes part of the heartbeat of the world of the house, along with the hot water heater and the ice maker and the low growl when the water runs through the pipes to the sprinkler system.

When the clock stops, the silence is immense.

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