click on image to see the bench!
Here I sit under a canopy
with thousand rustling leaves
musing about the wonder
of the day
birds chattering away
about the latest news.
ripples in the water
the events of tomorrow's
by J. St.Germain
Reading the News paper, with a cup of coffee or tea. Discussing and solving worlds problems with some friends. Hearing the latest on the economic recession over a dessert with your family....
Could this be a picture of the past? I have a hard time believing this. Maybe not all progress is actually progress. If all our communication about the latest events is funneled through means of the computer, I am concerned about an increasing separation and hiding into one's own world. Even though it appears to be the opposite.
Last week I received an email from a Twitter development and a Wikipedia branch, asking me if they could grab my posts to "gradually fill in the gap for local news since newspapers are disappearing by getting everyone in a community to contribute."
If they want to, they have to do it on their own, but not with my posts. What are they thinking??
A quick scribble of two people I saw in the park discussing the paper...
I have never taken a class in JOURNALISM, my ENGLISH grammar leaves to be desired, and I have a EUROPEAN worldview. Last, but not least, I write about my EXPERIENCES, not about facts, so what I write is HIGHLY SUBJECTIVE. Also my RESEARCH is very incomplete, because I am just writing for me, not anyone else. That should be six strikes against distributing what I write and take it as NEWS in the USA on the level of journalists, and experts who should write the news.
(By the way, is everyone getting that email?)
I'm just reminded on something that happened many years ago. Saturday Post fired Norman Rockwell, because his illustrations were found not to be relevant anymore with modern times. A few years later the paper ceased to exist (E.M. Montgomery. Norman Rockwell, p. 31). What at the time appears to be progress may not be progress at all.