I love clocks.
Specifically, I’ve discovered that I greatly prefer having a clock in every room of my home. I accomplished this without really thinking about it at my old condo, and now at my new place it has been a point of discussion between Megan and me.
From my perspective, I always want to be able to know the time at a glance. Knowing the current time is both practical (it helps me stay on schedule) and somehow soothing. There’s something reassuring and calming to me about knowing the time.
I also respect Megan’s point of view: We carry around mobile clocks (our phones) all the time, so are a dozen wall clocks really necessary? And is there really a significant advantage/purpose to knowing the time every minute of the day?
Currently, out of the 6 rooms in our condo in which I would like there to be clocks, 4 of them actually have clocks. To be clear, I want a clock in every room, including closets and bathrooms. Even as I write that, I know it’s too much…but I just really like to know the time.
What’s your preference for clocks? In which rooms do they belong and which rooms do you prefer to remain clock-free? If you like clocks as much as I do, can you pinpoint why?