This project started when I was staring at the bottom of the Kamo River in Kyoto, Japan. Despite the fact I was finally living my dream of being in Japan, I felt, at the moment, isolated and perhaps a bit homesick. I spent a few minutes sitting beside my bike, watching the river as the bright colors from the sunset bounced off its surface. I reflected on my experiences thus far and compared them to my past. I was flooded with all sorts of memories, some I hadn't touched in years. I spent a moment dazing off before I came to my senses and realized that I may have a possible SIP idea on my hands: escaping the present by living in the past. I'm the kind of person who spends a lot of time reflecting on the past, analyzing it and determining how and why certain events turned out the way they did. This rationalization is my way of coping with past events; I'm sure I'm not the only one who does this. Likewise, I also spend lots of time thinking about happier memories and the feelings associated with them. Many people may say that it's unhealthy to spend so much time on something you can no longer change or affect, but that's why Time is so fascinating; it constantly moves forward at a steady pace regardless of your thoughts, intentions, feelings or even your life. Every second is irreversible.
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