____ Night Five ___- Winding the Clock, Saving Time -
Where we left John, standing in the Cavern of Clocks, having just experienced himself on the outside, and having just found out that, as far as He Who Winds the Clock is concerned, John is the most likely successor. The questions and the answers were almost as confusing for the young man, but because he is made of stern stuff, of a questioning nature, and a curious mind, it takes him not long at all to come to some sort of balance. Life is often a matter of choices and decisions. What sort of breakfast shall we have? What socks go best with these trousers? Should I become the Winder of the Clock? And quite often we need to make these decisions quickly, and sometimes we have no choice at all in the matter. We join him at a point of decision. ( Read more... )
Pleasant dreams, my dears,
and may all your clocks have wondrous long mainsprings, tight fitting cogs and gears, and not stop tock ticking till you feel it's absolutely necessary.