A couple of weeks ago I thought that my watch had stopped, I can’t tell if it is ticking away because it doesn’t have a seconds hand. I promptly went to adjust the time and then realised that the knob had moved – I was looking at my watch upside-down.
Today my watch stopped for real. I dutifully altered the time when I discovered it but the time has since remained frozen at 10.56.
I recall having my watch battery replaced less than 2 years ago. At the time the store offered a life-time guarantee for an extra sum. I declined, thinking that I would not be in this country long enough to justify a life-times worth of watch batteries, perhaps I was wrong. I have a feeling though that a single battery replacement had a 2 or 3 year warranty, almost definitely contingent on having a receipt – which is not likely to be found in this lifetime.
I don’t know what colour to give to time. History sometimes is shown in black and white, even though some events are very very colourful. The future has a sort of swirly rainbow of unknowingness about it, which can turn into anything.