18 Dec 2011

Watch out!

Do you wear a watch? Does it rule your days and haunt your dreams? Tick, tock…the rule of clock surrounds you, turns the screw. Once you’ve learned to tell the time, that face, with hands that sweep the hours away, becomes a threat to freedom, while it keeps you moving on towards the future…

The detail is from a image by Lee Friedlander, 1966. Linked to Magpie Tales today, and  on Friday, it will serve for Flash 55!


37 comments:

  1. Tick-tock tick-tock tick-tock,
    We are forever watching the clock,
    Dashing here dashing there,
    No time for ourselves I do declare.

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  2. Wonderful attention to detail! Good response to a quirky prompt.
    Blessings.

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  3. Nice work, Jinksy, picking out a detail like that. You have a good eye.
    I'm not feeling well today, and was just going to comment on a few Magpies, then lie down again, but something came to me, not brilliant, but there it was. Funny how that happens.
    K

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  4. I've often thought a watch imprisons us. Nice one.

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  5. Oh yes... I remember the days when, as an educator, I counted every single minute. I love the freedom outside the classroom!

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  6. Great one ! I haven't tackled mine yet- thanks!

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  7. i love how you isolated something in the pic and wrote something totally different than everyone else

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  8. Don't own one. The closest I get is the time on my mobile phone. I hate having to work to strict timings.

    I like your words though!

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  9. I never wear a watch, but I did enjoy your words. :-)

    PS. Pop over to my I Saw Sunday post and see your snowflake in situ! x

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  10. Yes, man's time does rule our days doesn't it. My teen and school rule that I'm up at 6:30 Mon to Fri... after tomorrow we get a break for a little while. Nice one Ms Jinksky :)

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  11. Tick tock is right!! Time is just flying away!
    Yikes
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  12. I didn't touch ;watch' time- :)

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  13. Oh how I loved it when I could finally stop asking anyone else what the time was and had my very first little watch.

    What a lovely take on the prompt.

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  14. Reminds me of a retreat I went on several years back. Everyone had to hand over their watches for the entire weekend. It was great!

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  15. I love the challenge of finding what isn't obvious in Magpie photos ... so do you and you do it well!

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  16. A timely response *ahem*! Feeling somewhat giddy today - think Christmas is catching up with me - or should that be the other way round. Anyway, Pen, a clever response from you :-) :-)

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  17. I am a watch person; to the second. I look at my wrist time and again even when I'm not wearing one.
    rel

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  18. actually i do not...but i am usually where i need to be...smiles...

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  19. Very efficient, time-saving use of words for the Magpie and you finished in a Flash, just as required ;-)

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  20. I really feel that I should just toss my watch away....threat to freedom, indeed..what a smart piece!

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  21. It's a shame that technology is replacing the humble watch with mobile phones ect. Mind you, I can't sleep with a ticking clock in the room!

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  22. Time for Christmas! Happy holidays Penny
    Isabelx

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  23. I have three four-legged watches around me. They know exactly what time it is and always try to make that clear to me ;-)

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  24. Some time ago you offered me the recipe for a 'healthy' bread and butter pudding. I've just got my most recent blood results. I think the recipe would be useful! :)

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  25. Surrounded by "the rule of clock"--alas, so true. Thanks, Jinksy!

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  26. Well spotted and going with the general tenor of this unsettling image.
    Hope you have a great Christmas with your loved ones!

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  27. Yes, clocks and watches, the bane of our lives. Who needs them when you have a cat to tell you it's time for food...

    Jamie

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  28. actually I forget to put mine on most of the time.

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  29. Oh, my aim account is now working. It crashed for some reason and I lost my contact list so you can try it again...darfuzzyb326@aim.com

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  30. The joys of retirement Pen. Clocks rarely rule our lives now - except for doctors appointments! - Dave

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  31. Ahh,,, such detail. I like it, and what you did with it.

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  32. No I don't...I live by the sun.....seriously....

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  33. The dictatorship of the clock!
    Nice 55 Young Lady
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Holiday
    Merry Christmas

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  34. We are obsessed by time. The relentless tick-tock. Always makes me think of The Sound And The Fury. Good 55!

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  35. ...tick tock the rule of clock.

    Yes, it rules our family (but not this week! :) Merry Christmas, Jinsky!

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