necdet yılmaz

Designer, Illustrator, Cartoonist

This too Shall Pass

“This too shall pass” (Persian:این نیز بگذرد, een niz bogzarad, Hebrew: גם זה יעבור, gam zeh yaavor, Turkish: Bu da geçer) is a proverb indicating that all material conditions, positive or negative, are temporary. The phrase seems to have originated in the writings of the medieval Persian Sufi poets, and is often attached to a fable of a great king who is humbled by the simple words. Some versions of the fable, beginning with that of Attar of Nishapur, add the detail that the phrase is inscribed on a ring, which therefore has the ability to make the happy man sad and the sad man happy.

I wrote this calligraphic proverb with water, the most temporary medium. It was not easy because of the summer heat was making water evaporate so quickly. After taking this photo it totally disappeared, like richness, poverty and time…

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