Monday, November 24, 2008

The Stopped Clock Is Big In Thailand

The iconography of the stopped clock is the same in Thailand as it is in Europe (America). Time, baby, it runs out . . . yours is running out right now!
This fine example of a Chinese standing clock with a fine German mechanism, stopped, is from a Bratat something or other in Pechabun Province. Bratat is the prefix for a temple that has a Buddha relic. It's just like the Catholics: if you added up all of the pieces of the true cross you could build a fucking hotel; if you added up all of the pieces of Buddha's bones you could build a woolly mammoth, maybe two.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

trite but true, even a stopped clock is right twice a day. Or maybe they are just too lazy to keep the damn thing wound up.