The ticking of a clock. Symbol of time, symbol of interval. Symbol of time past.
Narcissus-X watches the clock: silently it marks the passage of each second, each minute, each hour. One number supplants another, only to be supplanted by yet another: until the cycle is complete and begins yet again.
So sound, no movement: nothing but the ever-changing, every-unchanging cycle of phosphorescent symbols.
If a tree falls in a forest, and no one is present, does it make a sound?
If a clock runs, and Narcissus-X is present, yet it makes no sound: does time pass?
If Narcissus-X watches not the clock, will time cease to be?