Sunday, 2 January 2011

Holding a cup

I was once holding a cup of 4500 years old. In my hands.

The archeologist showed it to me. He said "You want to hold this for a second?" then turned his back to me, and said in a straight voice:"Don't drop it. Its 4500 years old."

I froze. This was made millennia before J.C. walked this very streets of Jerusalem (where I was at that moment).

It made me think how insignificant my existence is, unless you can make things for eternity. This potter, who shaped the cup with his hands, long time dead, all people who ever drank from this cup, the last person to use it,... The hundreds, maybe thousands of years of waiting underground, until it ended up in my hands. I was holding thousands of significant moments of real people.

I put the cup back in its cradle of straw, carefully, not to destroy this treasure of past days.

Respect.

12 comments:

  1. Thats amazing man. It really puts into perspective just how young mankind really is and how quickly we have progressed.

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  2. Scary stuff bro! Well done on keeping hold!

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  3. Don't feel insignificant. Maybe you'll be worth something in a few thousand years too.

    Haha, just kidding dude... wait... that didn't sound right.

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  4. It's amazing how a piece of artifact is so significant. It means a lot and it's good you held onto that cup!

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  5. nice :D It's amazing, how this little thing have 4,5 k years :D

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  6. i just made stuff that will make 5'1year fuck yeah plastic

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  7. When people find out remains and artifacts in thousands of years they will just be pissed, lol. Instead of finding cool cups and stuff it will just be mountains and mountains of tiny plastic bits that won't breakdown.

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  8. you got to touch history, man! lol jk, but that must have been a crazy feeling.

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  9. EPIC man. My history geek side is jealous.

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