"I loathe the expression "What makes him tick." It is the American mind, looking for simple and singular solution, that uses the foolish expression. A person not only ticks, he also chimes and strikes the hour, falls and breaks and has to be put together again, and sometimes stops like an electric clock in a thunderstorm."
This is one of the very many clocks in my Uncle's house; you could say he collects them, or that they collected him? One of the many, many things I love about him and most likely runs in the family;)
Speaking of 'breaking and putting together again'...
Check out this awesome 'Steampunk' Artist who works with old watch parts to make wicked fun jewelry!
EDMDesigns from Brooklyn, NY
"For Whom The Bell Tolls"?
"Tick Tock, Baby!"