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Thursday, 22 May 2014

don't waste my time

"In time" is a movie from 2011, a science fiction with a lot of special effects and action. It's set in a pretend real future, where people stop growing at 25 years old, but with a genetically embedded clock in their arm, programmed with only one year left, starting from their 25th birthday. The world is divided in "time zones" - poor and wealthy people are kept far from each other, as passing from one zone to another costs "life time".

It's a good film, that made me think what if we looked at our life in terms of "time". Money is our form of payment, but it's implicit in its definition that whatever is the cost, that is the material and manufacturing time. That's more evident when we talk about a service - we are paying "time". (Can a pattern be called a service? It costs a lot of time...)

superduo experiment
superduo experiment, nearly 4 hours of my life
Recalling what one man writes down in the film, giving the protagonist a gift of 100 years, when we sell or give away something handmade, we should always give a note too, saying "don't waste my time".

Ciao,
Ninetta

12 comments:

  1. This was time well spent :) Seeking after praiseworthy things:) just beautiful!

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  2. Yes, I sometimes wonder if recipients appreciate how much time goes into making something. Yesterday I told the lady in the wool shop that it took 16 hours to spin the wool for my cardigan and her jaw dropped! I love your experiment. I've read about beads with two holes, sounds interesting.

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    1. lol! I think you're fast indeed! I love more making a project than the object in itself, is that the same to you? I think it is ...

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  3. Yes, you are right, Ninetta, but time is more than money. It also contains emotion and respect, and,..
    Your jewel is beautiful? These pink oearls are great
    What does Jane mean by beads with 2 holes?

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  4. Beautiful! And you are right about investing our time and love in a gift.

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  5. That's a lovely motif! I guess the lozenge-shaped beads have two holes drilled through each one...

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    1. those are called "super-duo twin beads", there're a lot of images. Thank you, Grace.

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Thank you very much for all your nice comments.

Ciao
Ninetta