12 January 2010

Time Is Of The Essence



To most detectives time is of the up most importance. We've all heard that the first 48 hours after a kidnapping is the most crucial time because after that the chances of the person being found is very slim. However, we are not talking about most detectives. Sherlock Holmes does not view time as we do. We stare at our clock in the office hoping time passes quickly. We grab our cell phones to check how really late we are running and sometimes we even blame the technology for our timely mistakes. Yet, Holmes values time like the universe does. Time is just a man made thing. He may spend weeks or even months locked in his office thinking, experimenting, reading and to help aid his thoughts, making his violin cry tunes of wonder. On the other hand, when Holmes is on a case he always solves it in a timely matter but not on the clock of most. He works when the police stop, he sees things that the naked eye usually misses and he will notice that the red stain that you call Merlot happens to be the blood of a victim. Nothing, well almost nothing passes by Holmes.

The picture above is my presentation of how I think a pocket watch would be found in Holmes' office. Lying there lazily but with an eerie sense of time. That is how I imagine his home and his office to be. A collection of lost artifacts that mean everything to him and nothing to regular person. Time is lost in his space because he has invented his own sense of time and being. The impossible made possible.

Quote of the Day:

"You will not apply my precept," he said, shaking his head. "How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth? We know that he did not come through the door, the window, or the chimney. We also know that he could not have been concealed in the room, as there is no concealment possible. When, then, did he come?"

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