It is believed that all our progress, our vanities, our reforms, our luxuries, our wealth, our knowledge, has that one end – ‘death’. Cities come and go, empires rise and fall, planets break into pieces and crumble to dust, saints and sinners die. All of us meet the same end and yet there exists, a vain and tenacious clinging on to life. This clinging we realize to be meaningless and yet we fail to let go. All this is signified through a burnt sword representing pride, power and ego meeting a similar ultimate end.