Who’s the man with a key and a clock who lost his time?
There was a time for idols and a time when gods walked near Mankind, when we found heroes, when we remembered the Lost Paradise story, when we chose to forget instead of losing.
‘Close the door,’ said the voice inside.
Someone is playing an old piano song, someone who forgot its face at the other side of the mirror, someone who tried to catch time in his heart, far away from this world.
‘Do you still remember her?’
Of course he does, of course he could still remember those closed lips, her death countenance, her silences and her final silence when she said a simple sentence that destroyed everything.
‘I must go’… and he spent hours trying to find the way to catch time. Who might you go back? How might we invert the other side of the mirror?
‘I beg your pardon, you cannot change time. How could you do that?’
When he was a child he found a little box with a key and an old clock. What was it for?
‘I have it right here, Alfred. And I have still that key with its clock. In all these years, the clock never stops and I always knew that the clock and the key belonged to you. The piano man is hitting the black key in D minor. Do you want to use the key, old man?
‘Have I got any option?’
May a man double the clockwise? Can you, dear reader, invert the position between minutes and feelings? It’s time now, my friend, it’s time to find a solution to my eternal problem.
‘When did she leave you?’
It happened one afternoon like many afternoons. Nothing special, nothing real. The time stopped on 26th of June of the year 1. She opened her eyes and she looked at me like a murderer.
‘I must go.’
And the clockwise doubled themselves suddenly and time, always time, stopped forever.
‘It’s time now’.
And The Man Who Catched Time opened the clock and fixed its hands and, magically, the clock continues working, counting again the minutes and the hours, again living a life he never forgot.
‘Time to forgive, time to leave, time to live.”
In a pale puff of 0.123434 seconds, time lived again and again.