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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.

[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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