Your ever sometimes read a line, or see a picture and something from your past almost immediately come to you? I have.
"The mantel clock kept pace with the night.
It pinged every fifteen minutes and struck every hour."
Clear Springs--Bobbie Ann Mason
Seems when I was small boy most every home, especially I remembering my grandfather Adamson and uncle Frank's, had such a clock. Often we would hear its notification of the moving of time. I wonder today if folks aren't so busy, preoccupied that this "pinging and striking" would go completely unnoticed.
Even now if I am really still I can hear those two sounds, yes the pinging and the striking.
September 28, 2017