When you can't look on the bright side...... I will sit with you in the dark.

October 13, 2017

Home is 'the' place. The place to be. Home is our kingdom. Home is our shelter. Home is where we hide, we cry and we rest. Home is where we return every night. Home is where we die every night and born again every morning. I believe most people would agree with me.

 

World Peace Now

It is sad that there are many people out there who can't enjoy even the simplest pleasures and security that a home brings. As an individual I invite world leaders to stop building weapons but homes. Maybe they will never hear me or even if they hear, it won't change anything. Yet I know all genuine people, no matter where ever they come from will demand the same thing. World peace now.

 

Life has to go on. And we have to go on. And after a hard day's night, we all deserve some peace, some rest, some entertainment, some get away. And that's going to be home.

 

A Hard Day's Night

In this article I want to introduce you, 'Somewhere in Time'. A handmade gourd lamp with a lot of hidden powers in addition to its colorful, lively and attractive appearance. Somewhere in Time is a Mediterranean gourd lamp classic. The reason I call this design a classic because it has full body drilling and beading work. If you ever visit a town in the Mediterranean where you see gourd lamps for sale, this is the type of work you will meet. And that's why I call this gourd lamp a classic. There is no relation to its design.

 

Most gourd crafters in our area, and in this age, start with drilling and placing beads onto calabash. Before the drilling became common, it was more about painting the gourd. That type of work didn't really create a night time benefit until drills became popular. And since the drill was introduced, the markets are filled with gourd lamps with beads on them. I do thank to those crafters as they had pushed us to discover new techniques, new experiments to differ our work from the rest of the others. However there are few designs which we keep in our collection permanently as we are happy with them and know that they are different in their own league.

 

Somewhere in Time is an amazing company.

She has powers beyond a gourd lamp. She is a secret keeper for your hardest moments and turns into a party animal if you feel like doing so. Each time you try this gourd lamp with a different light source, you will discover something new. Experiment with Somewhere in Time. Put LEDs in it. Increase the wattage, change the color of the bulb. She will react to you. But you know what's the best thing about her? If you can't look on the bright side, she will sit with you in the dark, share your tears and sadness. She will say no word. She will just listen and all you will get back from her will be the warmth of her Mediterranean personality. Always warm and always passionate.

 

And by the way, if you ask me why I call her Somewhere in Time. If you simply sit by her and let your thoughts run through your soul, she will take you somewhere in time in your past. She is a time machine for you to travel in time.

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