13 January 2012

A picture without a thousand words

In the absence of a lot of words, I'm dropping this photo of a bright, dry, chilly Friday sunrise here in Little Rock, taken from our apartment bedroom window. As photos go, it isn't even a good one, but it was the best of the few I took. So, there is that.

Much less than living my life in the proverbial Fast Lane, mine isn't really even in the Slow Lane, but more on one of those little well-worn foot paths through a field somewhere. Just thinking about living a fast-paced life like so many do, gives me the jitters. Although I'm definitely going to have to up my game in the walking-for-exercise department this year, and I much prefer a nice paved path for that to a muddy path through a weedy field.

January.. nearly half over already. Zoiks!


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  2. I been noticing later how poorly the lives of ordinary people are represented in the corporate media, it has always thus and yet I find myself increasingly offended at what the media does report.

    The daily recipe is full of corporate and political news, the lives of the rich and famous, lifestyle presentations and lastly the crimes of the little people.

    It seems to me that the media is the umbilical feed into our lives and homes, via television, with the sole task of keeping us docilely in our place, expressing outrage and joy only about those things the media decides are appropriate.

    Where does the idea of a fast lane come from, and who decided that was remotely interesting or even relevant?

    Of far greater significance and relevance to me is this gentle and benign sunrise greeting your day. I liked your words, 'As photos go, it isn't even a good one, but it was the best of the few I took. So, there is that.' Indeed, the view from the track of a particular and un-remarked life. I think the world would be a much better place if it paid attention and discovered that is remarkable. We might just end up killing fewer un-remarked people and pursuing a gentler and altogether more peaceful path though life.

  3. Thanks for your comment, Keith. That you came back for a second look at this blog of mine (I've lost count of how many times I've started over!), is a pleasant surprise to me.

    I, too, am fascinated by 'ordinary' people's lives. Blogland seems to have become a place where we can read about people who don't, for the most part, reach great notoriety. My life is unextraordinary. I think of the billions of humans who have come before us, unknown in history's log, not even forgotten because they have never even been known but by a few in their lifetime.

    I like reading other people's blogs, maybe because I myself am so reclusive that I only have a few acquaintances in real life. I get a sense of how other's wish to be seen in cyberspace. There is so much to learn from observing people.

    I may be of no value to humanity at large, but that doesn't diminish my value as a human being. That is, as you have alluded to in your comment, something that the media - and I would add it is something that the majority of the power players in the world - fail to perceive about the vast majority of humanity. It is the movers, the shakers, the Global Chess Players who are only seen in terms of Value. What a shame that is.