Clockworker’s solitude

A New York Times article about art historian turned antique clock restorer Sule Gurbuz of Turkey, who pursued the job because of its ample solitude. From the article “A Clock Restorer Makes Time for Solitude”:

“The clocks at the palaces were all mostly broken, or at least they seemed to be in very bad shape,” she said. “I thought if I could learn this job, I could be by myself, listen to music, read books, not be completely hermetic but maybe 90 percent,” she said smiling. “It seemed wonderful to me.”

“I enjoy being a clock restorer, to make a life that is different from that of other people,” Ms. Gurbuz said. “But mostly I love my job because it has helped me make this dream of a life, to work alone.”