There have been no posts from me for a while. The goings on, on this planet as reflected in the news and media, which simply seethes with emotion, hype, conspiracy, half truths, screaming voices, upset, confusion, battles and squabbles, allegations, counter facts and tormented, wailing voices has been illuminating indeed.
I have information indigestion. Struck dumb. Deafened by the clamour.
You have to take time out occasionally.
I have been noticing stuff.
Maybe you notice too?
Have you noticed how women’s voices have changed? They seem harsh to my ears when I listen to their sound. Women’s voices are either gravelly or strident. Politicians celebrities, young people on YouTube, tictok, TV, are speaking differently to how I remember women used to.
Have you noticed nearly every advert is for Black People?
Have you noticed how people gabble. Especially young people? They are speaking faster.
Have you noticed a change in our language describing our experiences? We are “devastated” by small set backs or disappointments, we are dazzled by “awesome”. We describe things in hyperbole.
Have you noticed there are no accidents anymore, only someone to blame, to sue, to be victim to?
Have you noticed how women have lost their mystery? Periods, sanitary wear, vulva, vaginas, orgasms, copulation are discussed on TV, or in company by younger people without restraint. There is no sense of the magical, porn is so common nowadays.
Have you noticed that doctors, TV presenters, politicians, our leaders of all kinds, are simply automatons, ticking boxes and following pre set procedures. There is no spontaneity, no thought, no freedom. Everyone follows “The protocol”.
Have you noticed how passe ‘taking the knee’ has become? How boring Black Lives Matter is, how ridiculous Climate Extinction are?
I hope so.