I still find the face of a good old fashioned clock inviting. I know I'm dating myself, but how does a digital time piece compare to the face of a clock? Digital shows you numbers, not space, not relevancy, not a face.
Look at the face of a clock. What do you see? I see that a second, a minute, an hour, a day has passed without thinking twice. I look at the digital time and see numbers only. You don't see a face and the 10:00 and 2:00 and 6:00 positions. If someone said to you, "Look in the direction of the 2:00 position." Digital people, I think, would be lost. I would focus to the right but not too far down to the right! I will not be lost.
I have digitals all over the house depending on what electrical time pieces I have, but when in my comfort zone, which is in my favorite chair before bed or at my computer, pondering my next blog bit, I have a clock with a face--my resource, my friend.
I had a regular clock on school desk when I taught. Not too many students asked me about it because, really, they admitted they didn't know how to read it or tell time by it. I gave clocks to two of my sons for Christmas. Did they need one? I don't know, but I will see it when I visit and, hopefully, my grandchildren will know that friendly face of a clock and wonder about it. Will they feel as I do? How long will the face of a clock last?
I will always need that face to give me comfort--to know where I am in my day--not just a number.