As I was thinking about all this I realized one thing I do really miss is the ticking of a clock. As a child when I needed a quite moment of pondering I use sit quietly in our living room and let the ticking our our grandfather clock slowly lull me into a meditative state. Do I have a ticking clock now- nope, they are all electronic- why? Can't really answer that, just happened. When I mentioned to Steve that I wanted to find a nice pendulum clock to have around and explained why, his response was: "Why do that? Just download the sound to your computer." spoken like a true electronic engineer. Yea right, just don't think it would be the same.
Clocks that tick are becoming fewer with the use of battery and solar operated clocks. When looking around I found one that had an electronically installed ticking program that you could turn on and off at will- ha! The grandfather clock and the windup up alarm clocks are the old standbys, but are slowly disappearing To many the sound has a soothing effect, however, there are some people that do not agree.
What effect does a ticking clock have on you? remember the "big ben" and the "baby ben" wind-ups? Their ticking sound could be heard for miles....well, not really but they were loud!
adding a quick note-- i would like to thank Liz for reminding me of this blog- I had not forgotten it, just pushed it into the back of my life. There are a couple of my friends that actually like this one better than Journey, so, you can thank my British friend for getting this going once again.