Inflatable toys on a string in a park in Europe. What better way to entice a child to buy something? It has been a decade since this image was taken therefore it is befitting to turn it into a monochrome image.
I guess following on from yesterday; we are continuing the theme of hanging out in a dark/ noir environment of our own inner world.
But actually, what if, in that inner world, we tried to find some colour, find some inner joy, some window to the world where the sun is shining?
How many of you were willing to visit the darker side of you?
Having looked at the stats on the blog entry, not many people were willing, so I guess the topic of darkness is still tabu amid the human race.
It is interesting to speak about the dark. It is one thing that always frightened us. As a species, we have always sought the light, because it meant that we can survive, we can fend off predators better, we can find out food easier, we were safe.
In the history of humanity, any period that was gruesome was classed as a dark age. So, I guess why would you hang out in those places if, by its very description, our survival may be at stake? Well, for that you may want to go back one day and read the entry.
Today we hang out in the world as if we have no care in the world, as we try to suppress, or try not to remember anything that was darker in our past, and we want to only remember the colourful happy places we have within.
As I am writing this entry, I am wondering how many people do hang out on the internet so they don’t have to face reality?
I wonder how many of you continue to hang out on those platforms, where one episode of a show just rolls into the next?
I wonder how much time you spend playing a game console, to the detriment of being outside and enjoying nature?
I guess if you are reading these entries, perhaps you are happy to hang out on your own, with your thoughts, and perhaps you sometimes look forward to a bit of introspection.
Last week I was observing someone doing everything they could to avoid facing their reality. The tablet was out; they were watching cat videos, followed by catching up on the sports scores, followed by a series on a platform, followed by going for a nap, and all the while I was watching something about symbols in the world that keep on showing up time and time again across the ages. I was musing to myself how different human beings can be, sharing the same space and yet one being introspective about the world; whilst the other being content with its superficiality. Where do you hang out?
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