I was shocked once I counted my father’s lifetime by days. He lived for 25593 days before he passed away. This unconventional means of referring to age could alter the concept of a lifetime for me. Since I have a more precise understanding of how long a day is, I could get a more tangible conception of 25593 days as my father’s lifetime. This click triggered an idea that is now known as Today Might Be The Last Day.
Today Might Be The Last Day, is a life-long project about celebrating life through
death-awareness and learning about the quiddity of this event. The plan is to post a video on an Instagram handle every single day and until the last day of my life on earth. In each video, I announce the date of the day, the number of days I have lived by that day, and the fact that “today might be that last day.” I recorded the first video on October 3, 2018, and now, by the day I am writing this text, more than 580 videos have been uploaded and archived on this platform. This project can be considered to be accomplished when, finally, what I say in the video, comes true.
Looking through the archive, I understood that since the beginning of this piece, I have been to 11 different cities, including Pori, where I spent the 12166th, 12167th, and 12168th days of my life. The significance of the notion of location might become more apparent for the audience only when the final day of my life actually comes, and the piece ends. Then, that location will be where the earth would devour the sticky and soulless mass of my body and, more importantly, it would be where my true self, the spirit, gets liberated and steps in actual liveliness. Accordingly, this point is potentially embedded in each new video I upload since it might turn out to be the last video of this series.
Parsa Kamehkhosh (b.1985) is a human individual who is currently based in a land known as Helsinki, Finland. Being in the world is all he is trying to experience. Being present with all of his senses and letting himself be touched and fascinated by what life puts forward. He is continuously internalizing his perceptions and reflects on them in the form of “bringing things.” This natural process is actually a way towards understanding his position in the world and expressing his appreciation of it. The outcome usually works either like a mirror that reflects untreated or unrevealed aspects of his personality or practice through which he encounters and contends with his inner tensions. He believes more in bringing than creating because he identifies himself only as a door through which idea can enter the conceivable realm of existence in a certain way.