Monday, May 29, 2006

Where's the remote control?

"The news on the radio [or TV] was getting pretty boring."

This is not just true of a young child's view. How so often do we do that! Boxing Day 2004. TSUNAMI! The news was as big as the waves that hit many countries in this part of the world. We were all glued to the one-eyed monster for days. Soon we were hungering for other news... no sooner we were starved without those entertainment programmes. With a push of one button, reclined on our couches, we were so lost in another world..."news on the [TV] was getting pretty boring."

We go about doing our own things, making the newsworthy a distanct memory...Twin Towers, NYC 2001; Mother Teresa's passing away, 1997. That's life!

4 Comments:

Blogger yeng thought ...

hmmm... can you clarify why you pose this on our blog?

1:01 pm  
Blogger SeaLs thought ...

I guess it's about the indifference of how life goes/moves on no matter what happens.

As Amir decided that he was getting bored with the news on the telly, we too (even as adults), get over the latest hypes/catastrophe pretty quickly - if they don't happen to us, that is.

This post reminds me of how DH Lawrence inserts moments like this into his novels as well. One instance - a couple which the novel is centered on has a fight along the road. The essence of their quarrel was intense and shifted their relationship to another angle. Then DH Lawrence inserts an abrupt line to make it all so human - "A bicycle whizzed by them." (sentence as example only)

Life goes on.

1:32 am  
Blogger shaz thought ...

Great insight syl. Liked how you looked at it.

1:44 am  
Blogger yeng thought ...

Logan explained to me in person after reading my first comment and I agree with both him and SyL. Life goes on, and that's what happens 'as time passes' - even for the parting of a loved one, we would one day get over it.

9:36 am  

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