Thursday, May 8, 2008

Snippets of truth

I'm watching movies and television for hours these days. With decades of television deprivation-I was too tired to watch television for my entire working life-now I can indulge and catch up.

What I see in front of me is nothing like the life I lived or the life I could imagine. Movies and television are feeding us life rhythms that do not match our actual lives.

Maybe it is the nature of the medium. Whenever we are retelling a story we act like a camera lens, focusing on this or that,to embellish, to capture an essence, to reconstruct a feeling.

How ironic for our civilization that our "fiction" will remain to document our real lives.

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