The Victorians often placed clocks on the coffins of the deceased, whereby the instrument’s hands were frozen at the time of passing. Time stood still at the moment of death, they believed. Supposing that the clock kept running, however, it was thought that the departed’s spirit would return to the living world as a malicious specter. Indeed, there may be such a thing as having too much time on one’s hands.
notes of : fresh figs, ferns, moss, salty tears, lily.