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Virginia hovered by her desk, pen in hand

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Virginia hovered by her desk, pen in hand
"It was time to wind the clock. This ritual had been observed by many over several centuries. The pressure she applied to her fingers as she turned the brass winder slowly and carefully with the aged wooden knob; the heavy weights rose upon their waxed strings - 14 winds equalling one week. The clicking of the cogs, the cautious rising of the weights upon the string, all this meaning yet the loss of another week of life. Without the steady tick the heart of the house was gone. She had been winding the clock weekly for nigh on twenty years. Sometimes she pondered upon previous owners, other slaves to the continuing heartbeat. There must have been so many, it was imperative that the clock continued ticking, since it was the god of the house. The rusty gasp it gave just before announcing the hour. Surely the house would be dead without it." Slowly she set down her pen and gazed into the fire...... "The Hours".............time, time passing...........and Leonard had been annoyed with her this morning and departed to Charleston........she really couldn't help her little turns, a good dose of writing usually cured it.
Posted by Rosemary on March 19, 2017 Slideshow

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9 Comments

Rosemary
9:55 AM on March 24, 2017 
Well, funnily enough, she is OK on the writing side but the pictures have not been good enough to put on - and now the camera batteries are charging, because they gave out.......
Edel
7:35 AM on March 24, 2017 
Rosemary says...
Yes, indeed. She is the Grecon Virginia Woolf,in a room of her own since it is a trifle cold in her writing hut at this time of the year. I expect that we shall be getting more wanderings of her pen and her mind soon.


I do hope she doesn't have writer's block!
Rosemary
1:11 PM on March 20, 2017 
Yes, indeed. She is the Grecon Virginia Woolf,in a room of her own since it is a trifle cold in her writing hut at this time of the year. I expect that we shall be getting more wanderings of her pen and her mind soon.
Maddy
12:22 PM on March 20, 2017 
She is Virginia Wolf, isn't she? Is the room she is in 'A Room of My Own'?
Edel
12:20 PM on March 20, 2017 
Wonderful - text, photo, all (so many!) of the fab details in the room :-)
Val Hill
3:19 AM on March 20, 2017 
Lovely cushion
jenny
4:16 PM on March 19, 2017 
A beautiful evocative room.
Rosemary
1:47 PM on March 19, 2017 
She is writing, Ninja....
Ninja
1:40 PM on March 19, 2017 
Gorgeous scene Rosemary, loving all the little details, especially the cushion. Would love to know what she's reading....

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