Monday, 24 January 2011

where did the time go...


where did the time go..., originally uploaded by ChernobylBob.
365:2011 - 24th January 2011 - Day 24 of 365

This was my watch.

For many years he accompanied through life, lightly hugging my left wrist, supporting me through whatever my late teens, twenties and early thirties could throw at me.

During my exams at school he sat on my desk cheering me on. Through college and university he sometimes woke me for lectures and always warned me when the pubs were opening. He was there when I met my wife, when I started my job and when I got married...

Then, during our holiday last year; we were enjoying the sights of New York together, when suddenly he flickered and died. He was such a good friend he had never even told me he was ill...

That was six months ago and not a day has past since when I have not glanced at my wrist, expecting to see him smiling back at me, his face lit up with digital chronography...

Ever since he passed away his empty shell has lain in state on my bed-side table. People tell me I should replace the battery, but that would be like trying to replace a soul. Someday, when the mourning is over, I may decide to get another watch; but not yet... the pain of loss is still too real...

Somehow, strangely inspired by:
♫ Astronaut by Amanda Palmer ♫

For:
The Rogue Players - Watch Me...

And:
Macro Mondays

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