To measure time

2017, May 15

Author: Oskaras Armonas

Time is the indefinite continued progress of existence and events that occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future. Time is a component quantity of various measurements used to sequence events, to compare the duration of events or the intervals between them, and to quantify rates of change of quantities in material reality or in the conscious experience. Time is often referred to as the fourth dimension, along with the three spatial dimensions.

Watchmaker Birutė is convinced that her life is not interesting. The whole life working at the watch workshop she shows small micro worlds in the clock mechanisms and admire their beauty or can be disgusted when looking at the roughness of soviet production. There is no music at the workshop, only the sound of clock ticking. Watchmaker enjoys tenderness of mechanical ticking, but does not tolerate “rambling” of cheap Chinese watches. In the workshop you can clearly feel severe breath of time. What is the time clock, what does it measure? As she herself indicates, her dying profession have let her to get closer to the untouchable things.

In miniature timepiece shop time flows differently. It’s hard to find items, which are less than a few decades old in the shop. Watchmaker  although being retired still are working, as if trying to fix the lost time, which went by the place, but on the other hand touched it.

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