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Rashavarak
T K
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Meet Qessa ("chessa"), adopted from :iconkezmayu: ^_^ Me happy.
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I sit, regarding the spent cartridge of a shell, one of 21 fired at the interment of my father's ashes beneath the shadow of a sharply-presented American Flag and the slow, precise salute of a young Marine.  It sits beside my bed, the first and last thing I see each day.

In my study is a small box. Newspaper clippings, photos, an old homemade chessboard, a clock I made for him in Shop Class many, many years ago, a wind chime from his front porch, and handmade DreamCatchers.  

Also a Galilean Thermometer.

It's a deceptively simple device. A sealed glass column of water, in which is suspended a number of small spheres, each filled with their own colored liquid, as well as their own unique buoyancy properties.  As the temperature of the water changes, the spheres, marked with a temperature, sink, one by one - the lowest floating sphere records the temperature.

Although the physics behind it are complex, the solution it represents is elegant and clear. It is fine to look at.  It solves a problem and it communicates information at a glance, with no fiddling, no adjustments.  It fulfills its design and nature by simply existing.  I do not need to second guess it, I just need to know where it is, and that I can trust it.

It's 70 degrees now.  I just glanced over and knew it.

A column of brass, that once and still inspires my heart to jump, and a column of glass, that is always there to flawlessly inform me, "this is how it is."  Tiny facets of a world that was my father.
  • Mood: Peaceful
  • Listening to: Perfume

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LashelleValentine Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Photographer
Thank you so much for the donation love, I really appreciate it :hug:
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Andorada Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
Lily - Bullet [Left] - F2U!  Thank you very much for Watching! Lily - Bullet [Right] - F2U! 
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Rashavarak Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
No problem - great photography!  I mean... KITTEHS!!! (said in Agnes' "It's so FLUFFEH!" voice) ^_^
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Andorada Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015
Thank you! :iconwalkingcatplz:
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Writingangel2010 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Student Writer
Thanks for the favorites, friend :)
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Writingangel2010 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Student Writer
Thanks for the favorite on Refracted: 1.1! 
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Rashavarak Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
Awaiting upgrade........  ^_^
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Writingangel2010 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Student Writer
:) Lol
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Lithroxid Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the watch! *__* :hug:
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Rashavarak Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
^_^  Inspiring work!!!
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