"A decrepit clock tower told the Byzantine hours" (Colin Thubron, Night of Fire, 2017).
We encountered a temporal anomaly in the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. All four sides of the clock tower at St. Paul's Episcopal in Elkins Park told a different, frozen time. As constant investigators of such phenomena, we carefully searched the church grounds for the source of the problem, sidestepping slippery acorns and dodging a fallen electrical wire by the graveyard. The entire property is frankly decrepit, with the cemetery unkempt and the overall impression being one of abandonment. As historic preservationists ourselves, the state of this 163-year-old church was painful, to put it mildly. With so much disorder, it was difficult to pinpoint a specific cause for the temporal anomaly, so we looked within the name of the church itself. "St. Paul's Episcopal" is an anagram of "as collapses tip up." You will no doubt recognize that last phrase as a twist on the great Hermetic axiom, "as above, so below." The collapsing physical structure of the church, having slowly fallen into decrepitude over time, is reflected above, in the clock tower. "It is time for Episcopalians across the country to rise up" (Ruy O. Costa).