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UploadedMarch 29, 2011
TakenMarch 8, 2011
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D300
Exposure1/8 sec at f/10
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The more that we connect to the outside world, the more we seem to disconnect from our own reality...

This is a picture of my 14 year old, facebooking with over 500 friends (60 or 70% of which she most likely doesn't even know) I've got half that amount, and myself don't "know" a large percentage of them, hardly any in fact...amazing and terrifying what the computer has done for kids these days. They get so caught up in the real and some imaginary drama of such a messed up society. What is real becomes deluded, and many lose sight of the THEIR life, and how it is affecting everyone who truly loves them. It just scares me seeing kids soooo caught up in the world so young...it's so foreign to me :/

On the flip-side, the computer has done AMAZING things for youth today. I am inspired daily by the creativity, wit and knowledge of a handful of kids I have been blessed to know for lots and lots of years...and by many, many more...a lot of whom are found here :)

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  • Mykola Swarnyk

    Mykola Swarnyk gave props (29 Mar 2011):

    Thats true...

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (30 Mar 2011):

    Killer entry.

  • seanie blue

    seanie blue said (30 Mar 2011):

    The mightiest forest or the deepest ocean depends on memes sprinkled like stardust from faraway places. You can continue always to be yourself and sink your roots more deeply into your destiny, but ideas and affections and adventures will always fall like pollen onto your curiosity, and that's how we all become pregnant with ambition. The fact that you shoot, that you are always looking, is evidence enough that you are already infected with possibility, and you will never stop looking for more. It's tempting to deny our desire to evolve by getting comfy and clutching contentment, but we're the product of millions of years of nomadic scavenging; it's in our genes to wander and wonder, and that reality we cling to is often a cruel lie. Yes, that family is lovely, yes, that hand feels good to hold, yes, it is good to laugh with friends, but it is always important to know exactly where the exits are, because we can hug and kiss all we like but sooner or later will have to escape. And that's when those delicate connections to the outside world become grapevines to swing out of the crowded jungle into the open skies of your own imagination. I am always intrigued by your trap and how consistently you seem to wriggle free; I joke about following in your footsteps, but I really do study how to walk like you, so I am grateful to this connection with your sense of being outside yourself. You're like a map I can read when I wish to go lose myself and ignore my mountains of promises and responsibilities. Your reality needs to be shared, because it is one in which the woman walks constantly toward her own escape. The question will always be: Does Rachel get away from her own stalker, that demon bent on destruction, Self?

  • Kevin Kabuki

    Kevin Kabuki gave props (31 May 2011):

    Ipod in ears, facebook scrolling away, and texting on the phone. Today it seems impossible for a single thought to be followed through to fruition, they have the attention span of flashbulbs. My own hiked 9 miles with me yesterday, and I wonder how much of it they actually saw. But they were there, and this is what counts.

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