I almost titled this post, "At Last, My Right Arm is Complete Again!" - the line from Sweeney Todd, but then I realized...duh, that's my left arm. Ha! But I wanted to throw in that line anyway, so I had to reveal how flighty I can sometimes be. Oh, well.
I once had a favorite watch. I bought it while on vacation. It was a Disney watch, with a background of Briar Rose and Prince Phillip (the best Disney prince, hands down!) I wore that watch for a good ten years, replacing batteries and bands. I loved that watch!
But it died a year or so ago.
Broke my heart! I am not dressed until I put on my watch. I always like to know what time it is. I want to be prompt, if not early. Drives me crazy when others are late. Sure, circumstances come up. I understand that, and I allow for that. But if it's habitual...GRR! That comes from years of being a stage manager and showing up thirty plus minutes before everyone else.
So to replace my very best watch, I bought a cheapo one from Wal-Mart. I know - you get what you pay for. It wasn't bad. But the battery expired far quicker than I expected. The band fell apart, too. And to replace the battery and band would be just about as much as the watch was worth... My quest for finding my new favorite watch continued.
I bought another from Wal-Mart, but the day I took it out of the package, the battery quit. I was about fed up. In fact, I pushed aside my deep-seated need for watch-wearing, and went bare-armed. Yep. It was a big deal, I know.
Recently, I found a watch I could live with. Still not top-notch, but it will do for now. I still miss my Disney watch. *sniffles* But perhaps I'll find another one someday soon.
P.S. I have a whole philosophy on the way we look at time. So much so, that I created a creepy character in my book, Fusion. Hopefully, one day, my readers will get to "meet" him.
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