Tattered Past

Tattered Past: My ongoing journey through genealogy, history, writing, self-exploration and art. ~~~ Rita Ackerman

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Time Stands Still in Jerome


 Time has been getting away from me. I can't believe I haven't posted in three weeks. 
I got to thinking that perhaps it would be nice if time could occasionally stand still as with this clock in Jerome, Arizona. 

I'm currently reading an Utopian fantasy Pangaea by Anna Questerley. It is about two dimensions; one the normal Earth time and Pangaea where the years pass slower, 15 Pangaean years equals 1 Earth year.

Would we get more done? 



Jerome is a place where the past and the present seem to slide along together. This old head frame is over a shaft that is as deep as the Empire State Building is tall. 


This little cage is how the men were lowered into the shaft. 



There have been many fires and years of neglect before the town became a 
hippie, artist, escape mecca.


Up on the hill is the Grand Hotel, once the mining company's hospital and reputed 
to be the best equipped in Arizona if not the West.

History, legends, and ghost stories abound. It's easy to find a corner and imagine time standing still. Perhaps that is the best we can do in this modern age of hurry, hurry, hurry. 

What would you do if you had more time?