Among the many things pilgrims can leave behind is a wristwatch. Those walking a pilgrim path know all they need to know about time from the length of their shadow on the ground. . . Pilgrims live in the freedom of a world without a minute hand. . . Truly clocks are among the primary symbols of our post-religious culture.
– from The Road to Emmaus: Pilgrimage as a Way of Life by Jim Forest
Many thanks to Dick Bower for passing this along to me!