Thursday, July 31, 2014

"The Creature Behind the Screen"

So...
There is no question whatsoever....
It has become quite "the norm" to essentially "mix it up"
with the crowds of people just directly over there....
just a millisecond away...
behind that glass fa├žade....
behind the SCREEN that we so lovingly call "home"...

And salutations have become LOGINS...
And Kisses have become LETTERS OF THE ALPHABET....
And we send PANDAS DOING PUSHUPS and LITTLE ALIENS SCRATCHING THEIR HEADS
INSTEAD OF:
HUGGING and YELLING and CRYING with EACHOTHER....

We are consummate creatures of SHORT HAND....
We speak, or rather, we TEXT,
in ABBREVIATED VERSIONS OF something resembling SLANG...(I think!)
We accept less and less human contact as we become more and more electronically "hooked up"....

Hell, there was a movie about a guy who had a FULL BLOWN LOVE AFFAIR with his COMPUTER.....

And what if, prey tell, the creature on the other side of the screen
is really some one-eyed Mutant??
What if it's ALL just a BIG FAT LIE ???
What then ???