Always Keep Your Head High

My own philosophy, my own beliefs.

You will notice
That what we are aiming at
When we fall in love is a very strange paradox
The paradox consists of the fact that when we fall in love
We are seeking to re-find
All or some of the people
To whom we were attached as children
On the other hand
We ask our beloved
To correct all of the wrongs
That these early parents or siblings inflicted on upon us
For that love contains in it the contradiction
The attempt to return to the past
And the attempt to undo the past



Hourglasses always seem to have an element of soothing visual beauty. Even with the advancement in technology, Hourglasses have stood the test of time and have been maintained as a beautiful way of presenting and measuring time. Awaglass applies beautiful design and mesmerising science to create an hourglass with soapy liquid which defies the laws of time, and physics and makes the hourglass flow in reverse.

The Awaglass (awa meaning bubble) is inspired by the experiential aspect of an hourglass. The captivating visual of time slipping away. The vessel contains a clear liquid that looks like water. It seems ordinary at first but after one turns the vessel over bubbles begin to form creating an unexpected moment. The Awaglass does not have a pre-determined time, and allows the user to create their own schedule.

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The first thought that crosses my mind when moving out to leave for college is that I can finally have some freedom and privacy to myself. The feeling of being one step closer to independence makes me oblivious to my parent’s aching hearts. Have you ever thought of what it’s like from their perspective? 18 years by their side, born and raised and nurtured for so long that they have not lived life without me for what seems like an eternity. Everyone eventually departs for college; their parent’s faces express none other except happiness and joy, but at the very same time, their hearts are being daggered with sorrow and anguish. Comparing this feeling to death is the first thing that comes to mind. Very soon, the guardians of the new generation will have completed their role and be disregarded. The parents will see their child less and less often and eventually they will drift apart. So next time, think of what your parents sacrificed for you to be happy and for you to move on in life. Think of what they endure everyday that you aren’t under their roof and under their care. Don’t take your family for granted and always appreciate what they have done for you, because in the end, they are the only people that will stick by your side regardless of what you have done or who you have become. Every moment you live without them is another moment they live without you.

The way sadness works is one of the strange riddles of the world. If you are stricken with a great sadness, you may feel as if you have been set aflame, not only because of the enormous pain, but also because your sadness may spread over your life, like smoke from an enormous fire. You might find it difficult to see anything but your own sadness, the way smoke can cover a landscape so that all anyone can see is black. You may find that if someone pours water all over you, you are damp and distracted, but not cured of your sadness, the way a fire department can douse a fire but never recover what has been burnt down.

Lemony Snicket, The Bad Beginning (via pavorst)