Unusually Obstinate

09 Apr 2015
April 9, 2015
Upside down watch

For some strange reason I put my watch on upside down this morning. Time appeared backward the whole day. And each time I looked at my watch, just for a second, I was thrown off kilter, as if I had tripped and was trying to right myself. It seemed like time was mocking me and I wondered if anyone noticed.

I kept asking myself, “Why don’t you just take off the stupid watch and put it on the right way?” But, I never had the time. This really wasn’t getting me anywhere.

Telling time didn’t come easy to me today. Tripping over and over hurt like hell. But I deserved it. Why was I so obstinate? And, now that I think about it, that’s not unusual at all.

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