What is Time, what are its facets, and how is it calculated?
This episode goes on a personal journey through my childhood, into middle age and beyond.
Below is one of those stories:
Crayon drawings of stick figures, arts and craft designs along with our signatures. Outline of our hand prints, a cassette tape thrown in with our favourite music.Autumn sun perched in the clouds.Teacher adjusted his Polaroid as we assembled. This moment will be captured and dated.I may never see their faces again since time has a tendency of moving forward. Minutes will turn into days, and days into decades. Everything will be fade. Our Childhood crushes and acne, talent shows and bullies, including our awkward teacher holding the camera.He snapped the photo gathered our stick figures, hand prints and signatures, placed the cassette tape on-top of a Time magazine.Enveloped the photo and wrote the year in the centre.Our teacher said something about the future generations as he cradled our Future relics, placed them in a box, cut out a portion of the school portable and covered it with wood.No one wants to be forgotten, we crave immortality. Everyday we build our time capsules to leave our evidence behind, rather books or work of art, or the children we bear.My stick figures, hand print and signature will live on, in a capsule long after I’m gone.
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Music for this episode:
Darkest Child, by Kevin Macleod
Charm-Train, by Sergey Cheremisinov
Underground Stars, by Loxbeats
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