Some of my favorite blog posts were not planned out, they just happen. While I was ready to get some sleep, I scrolled one last time through my Twitter feed. It's so refreshing to start from scratch with my new alter ego and I now have a way better feed as I highly curated the people I follow, unlike my OG account that clocked 10K+ tweets since 2007. Anyway, my eye fell on a new drop by one of my favorite artists, but it was a Tezos based NFT, I had no wallet setup, and I did need some sleep after working around the clock at the Bankless DAO. Let me cut to the chase, I send our Tezos Gigabrain, Mr R, a DM on Discord, a somewhat teasing and commanding message: "Buy me one I’m walletless"

Time Warp 2020 Sabet

"I believe there's no time. A human construct. So I play with it. This piece was created in what we call the year 2020."

I'm a ETH MAXI but when it comes to ART I (try to) keep an open mind and after buying my first Sabet NFT a couple of days ago, I fell into the rabbit hole that is collecting his art. In any case, I woke up with a short & sweet message from Mr. R.

As we speak, well as I type this, I'm having a late morning coffee, added "Get a Tezos Wallet" to my to-do list, and while I'm super thankful and excited about the Time Warp 2020 NFT, .... I realise, the grass in the garden is not gonna stop growing and I need to wrap my head around the fact that living the DAO life is now way beyond a full-time thing. At the same time, I'm loving and enjoying the energy that web3 has brought to my life. However, the garden does need some attention. πŸ˜³πŸ‘¨β€πŸŒΎ

"At first, it was about emotions such as angst and anxiety. As the years passed, my work transformed to expressing love, gratitude and source energy." Sabet

Sabet needs no introduction to the world of art, advertising and NFTs. When he is not busy working with NGOs or collaborating with Mont Blanc, he's minting amazing pieces!! Along side his branding agency, he has always painted as a way to release and escape the complexities of life.
The Art of Ali Sabet | american-iranian painter, illustrator, designer

In any case, thanks for reading, below some research about the concept of a Time Wrap, written by Shannon Stirone (full article @ Vox)

No matter how far back we look in human history, there has always been room for us to forge new relationships with this most valuable, most mysterious, and most fundamental thing. Just as it has always been and will always be, time is a paradox. We move through time wishing to grasp onto our most valuable moments β€” the first kiss, the new love, a special meal, a new city. Whatever those moments are that we cherish, the more they seem to slip through our fingers like sand. Yet as we exist within those seconds, so acutely aware of our grounding in the present, the future will beckon as though in echo, prodding us, leaving us wondering, will we get to keep this? Will this love stay? Will I get to come back to this place? And we will think, β€œI must do what I can to make it so.”

Why 2020 felt like a time warp, according to science
Was it a year, a day, or a millennium? The cosmos offers us clues to why it feels like all of the above.

There is no flat circle of time except that which we humans have made. Real time is a tree’s rings, a labyrinth; it’s in stellar remnants, in letters, in books, in red and black paint etched on cave walls. It is love, in beginnings, in your tea, in chaos. It is endings β€” it is everything, just as we are everything.

As we approach another significant marker of time β€” the new year β€” we are faced with a real challenge. How do we contend with our nature, which fundamentally longs to predict the future and to protect and plan for it, while we face an indeterminate bleeding-together of days?

Maybe it can be of some comfort to us all to know that the nagging undercurrent of bewilderment, fear, sadness, and anxiety are there for more than the obvious reasons and are truly part of a natural collective experience. We are in a profound moment of being human. As time is changing β€” devolving, even β€” we know at least that it is still taking us forward.

Shannon Stirone is a writer in the Bay Area. Her work on science, culture, and technology can be found in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Wired, Longreads, and elsewhere.