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13 responses to “The Stutter in the Clock’s Second Hand”

  1. Loved the music, of course! And liked the “We Have Time” as well, since it seems, well–”timely” for me anyway. Do you know the song, “Try a Little Tenderness?” I have the Frank Sinatra version on my iTunes. The weepy violin is rather sappy, and really the lyrics are too, I guess. But it’s a nice little, sad little, tune, too. Just right post for this rainy day.

  2. The world seems to hiccup … and I’m not sure what was introduced into my soul but time did take on a different feeling. Thanks for this.
    a/b

  3. Did you post an excerpt from the ‘Blink’ story before? I seem to remember something about a mass panic?

    Nice to see Prufrock turning up here at last, long a favourite of mine.

    I hadn’t heard the song before, but it does seem like one of the great unlikely excuses – although perhaps quite true. I was reminded of a Gary Larson cartoon in which a male bear is returning to his cave dazed and bedraggled, a hypodermic dart still hanging from his rump, and a radio beacon strapped to his back. His angry spouse doesn’t buy the story: “You expect me to believe THAT?”

  4. My first association with that song is always the opening sequence of Dr Strangelove – the B-52s ‘mating’ with their refuelling planes. I can’t remember whose version that is. Otis Redding’s is one of the most famous; it might be his.

    1. I was talking about ‘Try A Little Tenderness’ there, of course. I had meant to insert this in reply to Cynth’s comment at the top, but goofed somehow.

  5. Oh, my, Froog, I had forgotten that sequence from the movie! I love that movie. It’s just so great in so many ways…music included. Thanks for the chuckle in reminding me.

  6. I don’t care what they say about TS Eliot, I like that poem.

    As for Alain de Botton, you should know what I’m going to say. TED Talk!! He’s got one.

    I also loved your excerpt. I was reading right along, enjoying the rhythm and the captured moments, and I don’t mean anything except that I am very silly when at the end I had to shout, “Don’t blink!”

    We Whovians are just impossible sometimes.

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