I was clearing out some old boxes the other day when I came across this clock. My grandfather had given it to me when I was a wee little girl, just starting to take piano lessons.
I remember he placed it on top of the piano and said, “Time is a gift - use it well”. I would practice for hours upon hours and that clock would sit on top of my piano, ticking away - reminding me of what he had said. I guess as I got older, life got in the way and I forgot the true value of time. Maybe that is how this clock ended up tucked away in an old box. It was a sign that I found it again now - when I was feeling a little lost after the recent events in my life. I dusted it off and decided to put a battery in it - I didn’t think it was going to work. Well, I was wrong. I heard the ticking of the little hands…. it made me smile. It now sits on top of my piano again - every time I look at it while I play - I smile. Thanks Grandpa.