The Crown of Time

He had this habit of stopping the watch by pulling out the crown whenever he reached home and no longer needed it. He did this to make the battery last longer as he believed in living a economical life. But behind this act was a deeper significance he never talked about with anyone - his strong belief that he could really stop good moments in life from slipping by.

That day while repeating this routine of stopping the watch, as he was going through the memories of moments with his loved ones captured in his cell phone , he wondered isn't this what we all do through the pictures we take, freezing time at least for a moment? All we want is to stay in that one moment of joy and to make it last longer.

He gently pulled out the crown and time stopped.

- हेरंब