There is something to be said for creating things that exist for only snippets of time. This world can be fleeting at times and bringing that to light can help us be aware of it at all times, therefore being able to enjoy each moment to the fullest.

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Making geometric patterns in the sand to be washed away by the ocean certainly relates to that. And that’s what artist can be seen doing in France in this video.

Practicing the art of Japanese sand raking in zen gardens, known as samon, is making art that in turn gets destroyed by nature.

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We’re guessing this is bringing a lot of zen himself by doing all that raking, and hopefully you get a bit of zen from it, too.

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