I believe in the simple beauty of being timeless. As a result, I do not wear a wrist watch and the only clock in my apartment is the one built into the kitchen stove. Of course, my cell phone and computer display the time, so I am fully aware of the hour of the day. I just don’t want to be constantly reminded of it.
I don’t want to hear any clocks ticking away the seconds, and I don’t want to be lying there in bed looking over at an alarm clock and thinking, “Its 1:30 a.m. and I haven’t fallen asleep yet? I am going to be SO tired in the morning!”
Instead, I have opted to live as timeless a life as I can. You might think this means that I am one of those people who is always late for an appointment, but I am actually an extremely punctual person. I want to use time wisely and be where I should be when I should be, while still not letting it hover over every minute of my day.
I want to RULE over my time, and not have time rule over me. Perhaps I am splitting hairs here, but from my perspective there is a difference. That is why I use my cell phone as an alarm clock and purposely keep it out of sight 20 feet away from my bed.
This same rebellious streak also applies to temperature gauges. If I want to know what temperature it is outside, I simply go outside and stand there and… I can actually FEEL the temperature. I think I am way ahead of technology in this respect, because when you look at online weather reports they have the temperature data coupled with the “real feel”. Why read about what it really feels like? Why not just go outside and REALLY FEEL it?
My daughter understood this at an early age, without me ever explaining my philosophy. Before she would get dressed for school she would come out of her bedroom in her bathrobe, poke one bare foot out the dog door flap, and know exactly how to dress for the day. How’s that for a timeless thermometer?