Designs On— Aging
A wise old owl lived in an oak
The more he saw the less he spoke
The less he spoke the more he heard.
Why can’t we all be like that wise old bird?
(English Nursery Rhyme)
OWL (On the Wisdom of Life) is an elegant thought time capsule flanked with 80 glass tubes representing the years of your life. Each year, you are asked to write a reflection on the past year and a hope for the coming year to be placed it in one of the vessels. Tubes that live above the wooden piece represent the wisdom you’ve accumulated, with varying heights symbolizing the ups and downs of the year. The tubes below represent the potential for years ahead.
Quietly perched in the living room as decor, the OWL extends to all generations and can help families share each other’s histories visually on the wall.