Enjoy this excerpt from my new novel, Seven Doors to Salvation: A Tale of Darkness and Light!
“Oddly enough, this one watch on my wrist has been there with me throughout most of my memories. It seems as if it’s the one and only constant amid all the chaos and ambiguity.
I view the silver hands on its face that are slowly ticking away. I then look around this coffee shop and think about how everyone here is unknowingly getting older by the second. The young teenagers, the middle-aged woman with her toddler, as well as the elderly seniors.
I’ve always been mesmerized by the concept and perception of time. It’s something that’s been moving in a forward direction since the creation of the universe, something that we can’t reverse no matter how hard we try. The past is the past and whatever happened has happened. Our present and future may be changeable, but we’re still vulnerable in the face of our ultimate end.
The more I stare at my watch, the more I begin to wonder. The time it displays is endlessly travelling in a clockwise direction, which is a false representation of our lives. As time will continue ticking on long after we’ve gone from this world, it undoubtedly portrays an illusion. It makes us feel that the time we possess is not limited but instead, an everlasting loop.
I believe an hourglass is more brutally honest and realistic in its depiction of the moments that pass us by. Those tiny grains of sand slowly drop down and accumulate at the bottom, representing the time that’s gone and what we can’t retrieve. The rest of the finite grains remain at the top, alerting us of how much fleeting time is left and leaving us with the important question of what to do with it.
It’s strange how much a simple and trivial item can make you think so much about life, but I guess that’s the beauty of it. Perhaps one day, I’ll gift this watch to my future child and pass it down to the next generation. It’ll be a small way to keep my insignificant memory alive. Something that’s tangible, wearable, and more personal than a photograph could ever be.”
This is an extremely small piece of what’s in my novel and I’m so excited for you to read it in its entirety.
Paperback and hardcover editions will be available at launch on December 13th, 2021, exclusively on Amazon!