Friday, September 03, 2004

Swept Into The Dizzyingly Seductive Orbit

It is an interesting exercise to consider a third person observation of events I had only hitherto perceived with inevitable subjectivity. Well, in actual fact, that’s not entirely accurate. I had already commenced working on a retrospective dissection of these events, with the increased objectivity that only distance affords. Still, the view through someone else’s eyes offered another window on a complex puzzle that has only recently begun to unravel and assume greater clarity.

Perhaps what I find most interesting and reassuring about this third person observation, is that it possesses a resonating echo of newly hard won insights. Confirms my own fresh and liberating understanding. While distance affords increased objectivity, it can also veil reality with an opaqueness that is potentially treacherous. Self-deceptive. And I want to avoid that.

(Yes, I too, retrospectively perceived the 'orbit': ‘Bright new toys, swept into the whirling, swirling, dizzyingly seductive orbit and later, spit out when they cease to amuse’).

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Blogger Mary Desmond said...

A human being is like all other human beings, like some human beings like no other human being. But sometimes the Web is just another way for ships to pass in the night, what's new eh.

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