Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Passage of Time. . . . . . . . . . .


. . . . . . . . time flies, time heals, there's never enough of it, and it passes far too quickly. 

Recent brief stop at IKEA during a trip to Charlotte, NC was just to look around.
 I like to see what's new in the modern design world, find perhaps a few items to put
 away for gifts later - I like their kitchen/storage items - and grab a couple of 
bars of dark chocolate (IKEA's is good, inexpensive, and hopefully good for 
you . . . . . in small doses).


Made time for all that and discovered this, the modern take on the hourglass.
It came in two sizes with different color sand - I chose the larger
with 'sand' more like very minute creamy colored pearls, fascinating as they pour
steadily, silently, calmly through the neck.
Sometimes one just needs to sit, clear one's mind and let time take its time.
How much precious time passes as the sand trickles?
3 minutes & 8 seconds.

An hourglass (or sandglasssand timersand clock or egg timer) is a device
 used to measure the passage of time. It comprises two glass bulbs connected vertically 
by a narrow neck that allows a regulated trickle of material (historically sand) from
 the upper bulb to the lower one. 
Factors affecting the time it measured include sand quantity, sand coarseness,
 bulb size, and neck width. 
Hourglasses may be reused indefinitely by inverting the bulbs once the
 upper bulb is empty. Depictions of hourglasses in art survive in large numbers
 from antiquity to the present day, as a symbol for the passage of time. 
These were especially common sculpted as epitaphs on tombstones or other
 monuments, also in the form of the winged hourglass, a literal depiction of the
 well-known Latin epitaph tempus fugit ("time flies").        
via Wikipedia  ~


"If I could save time in a bottle. . . . ."
Jim Croce ~ 1973

8 comments:

  1. I love IKEA. So many nice things and the words for the descriptions are somewhat funny to read when you understand the language. DId you know that IKEA is derived from the the stores founder's initials and his hometown? IKEA=Ingvar Kamprad Elmtaryd Agunnaryd.

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  2. Those sands of time...I guess it is just as well that it goes...we don’t want anyone to be stuck. I am always impressed by those in my age group who continue moving forward with the times. Wish we had an Ikea somewhere in the state...I’d have to travel to Boston to visit one. I don’t want to visit Boston. 😏

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    1. Know what you mean - to shop IKEA we have to travel either to Potomac Mills in VA (if we're heading to Wash.D.C.), or down to Charlotte, NC which is closer and we have friends we can visit there. We were supposed to get a store here last year but IKEA changed their plans and it was never built - huge disappointment to many.

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  3. Love that song. I use my 4 minute hour glass every morning when making tea. I love it. That trough bowl is gorgeous!!!

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    1. Mine doesn't quite do 4 mins. Great idea to use for steeping your tea!

      I bought the authentic dough bowl many years ago because I loved it was beautiful yet imperfect (and it's very old) with the burnt end! I figured it had a story! They tried to sell me a more perfect one but of course I wasn't interested, haha! It wasn't cheap, but these days I see small versions, often new, and the prices are so high.

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  4. Most of the furniture I bought for my flat is from IKEA - my entire bedroom, for example, and everything in my living room that is not from my grandparents' house (1930s to 1960s). Their kitchen and other household stuff is really good, I think, and I also like their Marabu chocolate.
    July seems to have been rushing by in a whirlwind of activities, and I wasn't even travelling other than to O.K.'s for the weekend!

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  5. This is in response to your most welcome comment on my blog post this morning. Oh my, you had to go through that twice! I can't imagine. I felt such a strong bond with you, reading that. Like we are cancer-survivor sisters or something. And, like you said, if you were near enough, I'd give you a big hug right back.

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