As Time Passes

Keeping track of time is difficult. It feels like the last couple of months have gone by in just a couple of days.

This is what 4 hours at the beach looks like in one image. 120 photos into 1.
This is what 4 hours at the beach looks like in one image. 120 photos into 1.

I’ve been fond of time lapse for a long time, but I’m seeing so many other ways to portray the passing of time. As it becomes harder to keep track of time, it’s also becoming more interesting on how it can be portrayed.

Different sections of an evening at a fair. I stood in one spot with my camera for about 2..5 hours.
Different sections of an evening at a fair. I stood in one spot with my camera for about 2..5 hours.

I’m coming to the close of my first weekend in a couple months. After so much time of being so busy every day, I was looking forward to having time to relax. Turns out, I just get antsy and start working on things.

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It Came From Ikea

I recently went to Ikea for the first time. To put it mildly, I was overwhelmed. From what I remember, and I have a completely non-biased memory, it was a cross between Costco, and Dante’s Inferno. But, out of all the various horrors, trials, and tribulations, there was one machine in particular that I didn’t understand on such a fundamental level that I’m still trying to come to terms with it.

Behold the Cushion Smoosher

Never before have I seen such a useless redundant machine. On the first level, it seems like a machine to display the comfortable qualities of the chair. Then it dawns on you, no one has a small square metal butt to sit on it. So then this machine either has absolutely no purpose past existing, forever doomed to smash cushoins, or it’s made to sell chairs to robots; which is an equally terrifying reality.

The thing that really drove this evil machine of Ikea’s making home for me, was the two ladies standing and watching the display going; occasionally tapping on the glass in approval. If there’s anyone thing that I learned from this, it’s that most of us try way to hard to sell stuff. Because according to the successful giant Ikea, all you need to do is show it repeatedly smooshed.