ShopReviews About Us
Best SellersNew ReleasesTrendingBundles (20% off)Ikonick WomenIkonick Kids
or 4 interest-free payments of $22.50 ⓘ
"No Rewind" Original Canvas Wall Art by IKONICK
What if you could only listen to a song once? If after the first play-through, the tape fell into a Banksy-like shredder and was gone—never replicated or heard again. If you knew ahead of time, you'd listen carefully, savoring every note. Well, life only gets one play. Are you savoring it?
Let's take it back to the '80s and '90s. Back when headphones were big and hair was bigger. In the days when you could pop your newest cassette tape in your walkman and rollerblade down to the bowling alley. Remember that?
Well, those days are gone. Just as the portable cassette replaced bulky turntables, tapes were replaced by CDs that could skip around and shuffle the album. Haircuts got shorter, bladers became skateboarders, and life moved on. Just as it always does.
Time is an unstoppable force. Just a few decades ago, the peak of audio production was a four by two-and-a-half inch plastic cartridge. Now we can walk into a room, call out any song we want to hear, and it will play for us like magic. Play that again. Skip this song. Thank you, Alexa.
But as much as technology advances, life has no rewind. When you reach the end of the tape, that's all there is. Sure, you can think back on good times, but you'll never relive what's passed.
Time only moves forward. There are plenty of moments that we wish we could go back. Chances we wish we would have taken, things we wish we would have said—maybe you could have gotten in on bitcoin early on… Ouch. Those are the times we wish we could put a pencil in the tape reel, wind it back, and try again.
But life doesn't work like that. Life is more like recording a blank cassette tape from a radio broadcast. It's not perfect. If you miss part of the song or catch some static, tough luck. That's in the mix now.
Just like the days of cassettes made way for CDs and MP3s, every chapter in our lives makes way for another. Once a moment has passed, it is gone forever. Let that fact motivate you to never take a second for granted. Learn to see the beauty in both the good times and the bad. Neither will be here for long—enjoy them all.
There is no going back in life. Remember that and get the most out of every day. "No Rewind" original canvas wall artwork from IKONICK is a nostalgic reminder to enjoy every moment.