Stone? Really? I can think of better material. Even though it’s soft, I want silver. I like the purity and the shine. I think silver is a good metal for immortalizing as it needs to be buffed and protected even as memories should be: we cannot allow time to tarnish a good memory.
My personal sculptor is going to make a silver alarm clock. It will have a strong mirror face and royal blue numbers. The black hands will be set at 3:20. The casing will be silver with twin bells on the top that will ring out loud in a beautiful sound. The clock will be exactly 14 inches tall and will set upon a pedestal that is exactly 44 inches high. The pedestal will be carved from obsidian without flaws. Mounted on the pedestal will be two dragons, one grounded and the color of ruby, the other in flight and the color of blue lightening. The symbol of infinity will be carved from crystal quartz and will be positioned between the dragons, each dragon holding the ring; the grounded red dragon at the bottom, the flying dragon at the top.
There seems never to be enough time. Each hour, each day, each year slips away without notice or warning. I choose silver for the purity and the frailty as time is always new and forever on the edge or breaking. The height of the clock is set that each time I look into the face of time, I will see myself; a reminder that I am a master of my own time. I chose obsidian for the pedestal as it is harder than diamond and smooth as glass. Obsidian serves as a strong foundation for the delicate hands of time. The dragons are representatives of what consumes my time, the grounded expansion of my knowledge base and the free flying and powerfully passionate creativity. The symbol for infinity is crystal quartz for its clarity. Clearly, no one will live forever, but time is infinite. The hands on this clock will not move from the setting and the alarm will never be set. But when I die, I want the alarm to go off to remind everyone that while time is infinite, our lifetime is finite.