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Out of time
My watch turned 15 last year, and I thought it was about time to give it some care it deserved.
It is a mechanical piece, now being serviced at its maker's.
I miss it.
I don't know how to express the feeling. I would say I feel like falling out of time, or losing time, literally, without any connotations it may imply.
Does it make sense?
In the beginning, I caught myself keeping to glance at my wrist, looking for time, trying to tell it, not being able to get accustomed to my new watch-less, timeless state.
I would repeatedly startle at the thought that I didn't wind my watch in time, then remember that it wasn't necessary, for the time being.
December, the end of the year, the festive season, the New Year's Eve, all came and went, as it is time's custom, unmeasured, untold, unnoticed.
Slowly, I started getting the time off station clocks, my laptop at home and another one at the office, and my mobile, at last, when I commute to work and need to make time on a train.
It is winter after all—the sun and the stars are a rare sight. Even if I could read them.
I wish you all the time you'd need this year to make it a happy one.
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