Hello my field daisies!
As you know I am a lover of poetry, and today I thought I would share a poem with you guys that might give some food for thought. If you aren’t into poetry, stay and read anyway. I’ll be making a Breaking Bad reference.
The Answering Machine
By Linda Pastan
I have such mixed feelings about Walter White. Even though he did all those terrible things, he is still the protagonist. The most screen time is spent with him, making us root for him, even willing for him to kill people like Gus so he will survive. We live for the drama. That’s what keeps us coming back. Though Vince Gilligan did say he was surprised if anyone was still on Walt’s side by the last season. I’m not necessarily Team Walt, but I still felt a sense of redemption when he saved Jesse in the last episode.
Of course one could argue that it was he who put Jesse in that slavery position to begin with, but I’m getting off topic.
The point that I am trying to make is that we are entering an age where social media has become the new answering machine of our generation. The “accidental mercy” of answering machines is being replaced by something not so accidental. Babies born in this year are going to have their ENTIRE LIVES timelined on Facebook.
If you want to see and hear someone after they’re gone you can just go look at their Vine. If you want to read their daily thoughts go to Twitter. If you want to see pictures of what they ate look to Instagram (or other stuff the food thing is just a joke).
People no longer need to be famous to have their lives memorialized. We are actively creating a memorial for ourselves each and every day. It’s a bit of a morbid thought, to think that each time you tweet you are leaving a little digital footprint that someone can look at once you’re dead…
But it could also be considered a good thing. Your social media accounts don’t become disconnected once you stop using them.
If a loved one is not around anymore, write on their Facebook wall. Who knows? Maybe heaven has WiFi.
Just a thought.
Anyway that’s it for today!
Love ya’ll and thanks for reading!
Hope you have a daisyish day 🙂