long past the calendar date
to celebrate a dear friend’s milestone birthday
as if no time has passed.
“our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.”
not sure if it will be night or day when i wake up today
on daylight savings time change day.
sometimes we all need a little break
time and space to sit and ponder.
“silence is a beautiful story.”
the playground sits
awaiting the return
of the children.
“it is very strange that the years teach us patience —
that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.”
-e. taylor, A Wreath of Roses
on yet another daylight savings time adjustment day
still the same number of hours in a day
no matter what you call them
each one equally valuable
there are 1 year, 2 months, and a few days
left in this decade.
left. in. this. decade.
take that risk.
credits: word porn, wikipedia
the sands of time slip away so quickly.
who better to understand this
knowing they cannot stop it,
than the kinder
who live every moment to the fullest?
“every second is of infinite value.”
Time is important at an airport, with thousands of people running back and forth trying to get their plane on time. This is why most airports are full of clocks everywhere, helping to guide harried travelers. Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands is no exception, but it offers a twist: a giant clock that appears as if a man is busy painting it real time, minute by minute.
It appears as if a man is standing behind this giant airport clock, painting the hands in real time. The painter is actually a 12-hour-long recording, that gives a convincing illusion that a human is standing inside the translucent clock, busy at work as the hands go around. This creative timepiece is the latest work of Maarten Baas, a well-known Dutch artist and designer that has a series of similar live clock recordings.
The Schiphol Airport clock was created by Baas in 2016. The man inside the clock is wearing blue overalls and has a yellow rag in his pocket. This, together with his red bucket, is meant to be an homage to the famous Dutch artist Mondrian.
The clock can be seen in the airport’s International terminal, so it is only visible to people leaving the European Union via Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, located in the International terminal.
we say that time passes, time goes by, and time flows.
those are metaphors.
we also think of time as a medium in which we exist.
sources: atlas obscura, dutch design daily
“in rivers, the water that you touch
is the last of what has passed
and the first of that which comes;
so with present time.”
-leonardo da vinci
Irish hills, Michigan, usa – may 2019
“half our life is spent
trying to find something to do
with the time
we have rushed through life
trying to save.”