So yesterday, after a simple, early dinner I decided to take a break. No working in the office, no slogging out in the yard. I just wanted to take a walk, do some shopping.
It was a strange, familiar feeling, the air was different. I felt liberated somehow. I looked at interesting things. Interesting things that I want. I talked to people who were selling interesting things that I wanted.
Interesting things like this Baume & Mercier watch.
I've only been quite recently intrigued by the whole horology business, how these little mechanically miniaturized pieces of art can keep time and keep going without batteries. Its the search for perfection. They say that a watch reflects the person you are. I found that a bit odd in a nonsensical sense years ago when I only had, and needed one watch to tell time. That was way before I did carpentry, way before when details mattered little to me. Now, I am compelled to observe.
There is still much to learn, the art of perfecting something is a long and tiresome task requiring time, sacrifice and dedication. Observation, education, and acknowledgement of these sacrifices will help you stay on course in search of your own perfection.