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The Noise [Nov. 8th, 2015|12:27 pm]
Tony Grist
My mother watches television from just after lunch until she turns in for the night. Today because it's the yearly celebration of militarism Remembrance Sunday she's started earlier. I won't say I never watch with her but mostly I keep my distance. Of course- small house, deaf old lady- I'm never out of earshot. Over the past two and a half years I've come to think of TV as The Noise.
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[User Picture]From: ingenious76
2015-11-08 02:33 pm (UTC)
Removed. Bye.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-11-08 04:53 pm (UTC)
Bye,

Sorry you feel that way. It's been nice knowing you.
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[User Picture]From: kishenehn
2015-11-08 04:01 pm (UTC)
One of the saddest things about contemporary life, I think, is the fact that The Noise is omnipresent in so many households nowadays.

I got rid of my TV cable years ago partly because of that ... but I certainly can't be self-righteous, because now I have a radio blaring for most of my waking hours. What do we all have against silence?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-11-08 04:56 pm (UTC)
We're afraid of ourselves- of the thoughts that can come crowding in if we lower the screens.
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[User Picture]From: davesmusictank
2015-11-08 05:47 pm (UTC)
I really do not mind silence at all but then noot all the time.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-11-08 06:13 pm (UTC)
I like silence. I like it a lot.
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[User Picture]From: lora_diary
2015-11-08 06:01 pm (UTC)

We don't have any TV at home. But when my mom was alive, we had to buy one, because it was only way to make her do something. She had Alzheimer's disease.

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-11-08 06:13 pm (UTC)
My wife and I got rid of our TV shortly before we moved down here. When we move again we won't be buying one.
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[User Picture]From: redatt
2015-11-08 07:05 pm (UTC)
Growing up my mother always had the radio on. I don't think I really knew what silence was or how much I needed it to function until I left home.

Looking back I think my mother was just desperately trying not to drown in her own thoughts. Radio 2 was her buoyancy aid.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-11-08 08:58 pm (UTC)
My mother had the radio on most of the time when I was a kid. This was before The numbered the BBC radio stations.
I think what she mostly listened to was The Home Service.
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