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On a Thursday in Maine
there halted a man named Shane
he commanded respect
and walked mostly erect
but fell victim to overborn strain
Hong Kong – Po Lin Buddha
Ku De Ta – Marina Bay Sands
Easily one of the best views in the world, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner.
The food was very nice as well, albeit pricey by Singapore standards. Though, as my brother-in-law quite rightly pointed out, we were paying for the view.
What do you think?
Movies – literally projected pictures that move – changed the scape of entertainment as well the shape of our civilisation. They elevated a hitherto obscure and much maligned art form to an almost godlike status and presence.
In times of traveling performers and small, underpaid troupes of actors, acting itself was not seen as a decent occupation for respectable folks. Indeed, one could watch a performance and then pay a little extra afterwards for a private performance, if you know what I mean.
Not so today. Far removed and aloof actors and actresses move in realms inaccessible to ordinary mortals.
And this is where my gripe lies. I do love movies and the entertainment they bring. But the people in the movies are actors and actresses, not gods. These people are not curing cancer or busy solving the world food crisis. They act. Period.
And get paid unbelievable amounts of money.
This tiny point is just another signpost of our civilisations steady decline into irrelevance and obscurity.
“You are putting the wrong em-PHA-sis on the wrong syl-LA-ble.”
Indeed, we are.
Once, maybe twice,
not too often,
stirrings are felt
ever so subtle
the inner whisper
nudging, barely touching
featherlight and hidden
We would do well to heed the nudge