345. June 23rd…Maintaining the maintenance….working for an interdependent life…….

“Seats” 2010

“It is impossible to suffer without making someone pay for it; every complaint already contains revenge.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

a good watch…something that is designed well…executed well…and constructed well depends on 3 very important elements to ensure that future watches maintain a standard…quality materials….the most up to date tools…and the ability of the person using those tools to know what the tools are capable of….what can be done with each…and what cannot….watchmaking is an art that requires an ability very few people are capable of….a person learns it over a lifetime…and their level of precision and accuracy is reflected in the watches they build…..on old pocket watches with cases that open….with a magnifying glass….you can look along the inside of the case…usually the inside of the back case….and in minute scratches are the initials of every watchmaker that has ever worked on the watch….you’ll never know their story…who they were or what they were about…yet they held the watch…did some work on it and passed it along…kind of like a whisper…..

watches are a good example of interdependency…..
the word is defined as : “mutually dependent; depending on each other”… for a watch to work well….accurately and tell time precisely….all of the movements…gears and springs must be aligned with one another in perfect harmony….a slight change in that harmonious balance….and the system……continues but the level of interdependency is affected…..creating problems that will alter the entire relationship of events…..so the watch…remains a system….though only partial efficient…

I believe a watch…and the human condition are synonomous…..at some level……who doesn’t want to be living at their optimum…..their best….yet for some reason we don’t…..and we aspire to be ok with that acceptance…..everything in and around our world require  tune-ups…tightening….things up…making them work better…so that level of interdependency becomes effortless…..and rewarding……beneficial…and satisfying…..

speaking for myself……I think…..it’s time I get some new  initials on my case…..

be well…..

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