Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Quote of the Week!

"What time would it be
if all the clocks stopped?"

~ Zen question

This question struck a chord with me, especially since I just got back from a few days away...away from clocks and deadlines and computers. I didn't even think about them while I was gone. I didn't have to be anywhere at a specific time. I didn't even watch any television while I was away. I had almost five days without clocks, television, computers, or any other electronic devices.

It reminded me just how man-made the concept of time is. If all the clocks stopped tomorrow it wouldn't matter what time it was. All that would matter would be when the sun rose and set. It's amazing to realize that's how our great grandparents lived. Somehow or another I can't help but wonder if they didn't have a much better deal than we do.

Something to think about.

Have a wonderful Wednesday.


Kathy said...

That brings to mind another quote. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day. Don't know why, but your quote just made me think of that one.

N.J.Walters said...

That quote is so true, Kathy. It's just another indication of just how arbitrary time really is.

Anny Cook said...

I grew up more or less on the "sun" clock. And now that my kids are all gone and I don't work outside the house I've reverted. Except for the days that I have to be somewhere at a specific time... I don't look at the clock.

Haven't watched tv in a couple of years. Try not to fit into the rat race.

Good quote!

N.J.Walters said...

That's such a great thing to do, Anny. I have to start watching less television too...the news is depressing.

charleneteglia said...

If all the clocks stopped, it would be naptime? *g* Nice thought, NJ.

N.J.Walters said...

LOL I like the way you think, Charli.