timing is everything

dr taylors clock
At court today (jury duty) I noticed that the clock behind the judge was running really fast. Like, really fast. So fast that from the time we got back from lunch at 1:30 till we left at 3:45 the clock dial zoomed all the way round from 3:00 to 3:00 and then carried on all the way to 10:00.

Seriously. It was nuts. I mentioned yesterday how much I liked the judge, well today I liked him even more. It was honestly just such a profound pleasure to be in the presence of someone so keenly devoted to his work and determined to be of service. Very inspiring.

I couldn’t help but feel as if that clock on the wall was trying to tell me something. I’m not sure what, exactly, but I feel confident it was important and it had something to do with the quality of time and the importance of paying more attention to your experience of it than any external markers.

The shot at the top of the page is the clock in my doctors office, which gets the point across too, but with more specificity. There was something about the clock behind the judge today that really tickled me, he was so precise about everything else, and the clock face was SO HUGE that I’m having a hard time believing it isn’t intentional in some way.

But whether it was or not and whether it means what I decided it did or not I am honestly just filled with desire to possess such a clock all for my own.  Looking at the clock doesn’t usually make it go any faster, but today it did.  It still took as long as it took to do everything we were there to do.