What is Lantern?

Cambridge Dictionary defines a lantern as a ‘Light enclosed in a container that has a handle for holding it or hanging it up or the container itself’

“Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties” Jules Renard

As I was watching this lamp, glowing in one corner of the room, I realized that there is some attraction in the lights and shadows generated by the Lamp.

The shadows from the lamp were such that it was resembling an Hourglass.⏳

Interestingly the appearance of the hourglass can be appreciated both horizontally and vertically with one difference, one being white shaded and the other dark shaded.

Have you experienced any such thing before?

What is an hourglass?

Hourglass is an instrument used for measuring time.

The symbolism of the hourglass

  • As the sand descends into the lower chamber, so also our lifetime getting decreased and a reminder of mortality
  • It indicates continuity of the cycle between life and death (resurrection)
  • It suggests that one has to use the available time in an appropriate manner
  • In computers ‘hour-glass symbol is used as a cursor and this cursor is displayed when there is a delay between one programme is switching over to another. (waiting period)
  • Hour-glass emoji tell you that ‘the clock is ticking’
  • In sexuality, an hourglass is a much-revered body figure among the womenfolk

Fashion Industry

The fashion industry has set the standards for female beauty.

It’s said women with Hourglass figures and perfect waists are more attractive.

But then most ladies are not that fortunate and Octavia Spencer has an explanation.

“We all have hourglass figures; Your sand just settles in different places”

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