fredag den 18. februar 2011

Man and Nature

Beyond the concrete jungle and the platitude normality of city life, there is a world that remains relatively unperturbed by the scorn of modern man.

Miles away in the jungles of Papua New Guinea and the lush greenery of the Amazonian jungle; in the savage sands of the shifty Sahara and the coral fringed coves of isolated islands in the pacific. In the unconquerable depths of Africa's wilderness and the foreboding icy vastness of the arctic where the colours of the night sky dance aloft with the stars. It is in places such as these that mankind dwells at peace and at ease, unperturbed and admirably listless, at one with nature and with his spirit.

When I look around me and see the masses of materialistic scavengers that I too am a part of, with our Iphones and facebook accounts; technological extensions of our egos that disconnect us from our fellow man, I wonder where this world is headed. The dystopian interpretation of our false utopia suddenly seems all that more real. This is what Aldous Huxley spoke so innocuously of in "Brave new world" or what Gary Ross portrayed on screen, with a delicately majestic use of colour in "Pleasantville" This is the world that The Wachowski brothers mocked with artistic genius in "The Matrix trilogy" what phsyics, psychology and all manner of conceptualisations ignored and continued to ignore for thousands of years. It is the world that has been pulled over your unsuspecting eyes to keep you from the truth.

You have no idea what i'm talking about do you ? Perhaps it's the urge to rush outside into the night sky and scream at the bypassing moonlit clouds, or the need to tweet with the cacophony of the morning bird choir or the unfaltering desire to clamber up the nearest tree and watch the world go by, the wandering stranger that she always is. Few would find themselves disposed to do any of the aforementioned in the concrete Cassablanca we dwell in, it would be too outward, too uncivillised...too human ? And therein lies the conundrum; Are you really free ? And if you are, what is holding you back ?

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