FOR SALE: [link]
Guildhall in London has housed The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers for over 200 years. In 1873 one of its members, Mr. Harold Ramsay, the crippled son of an affluent merchant started crafting a piece of work that would not be discovered for nearly five decades.
He called this work Stella.
Convinced no one would love him because of his disfigurement, Mr. Ramsay began collecting scraps from his many failed inventions. With each piece he carefully sculpted the metal image of a woman with bits of bronze, copper, silver and one piece of gold. In her back he placed the mechanism of a clock, and when wound, she would come temporarily to life.
I. Love. You.
He gave her wings so that one day they might fly away together. He gave her a heart of gold so that she would love deeply. But love, she could not.
Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock.
Mr. Ramsay passed away in his home listening to the stalled words of Stella before she finally ticked her last tock. She now sits in Guildhall behind glass but legend has it that the next one to wind her cog will fall in love with Stella forever.