Family show – small stone 27

I didn’t really want to draw the TV. But I do watch it, and it is a part of my everyday life. So why not acknowledge it as such? Perhaps because it often brings scenarios into my home which I feel are divorced from my every day reality. In my contemplations I want to focus on what is real and tangible in front of me, and I tend to want to avoid difficult or unpleasant aspects of life. 

This last week the TV news has felt more like a film script, and an unpredictable one at that. Executive orders, pronouncements, court rulings, white papers. Protests, prejudice, resignations, anger and fear. The politicians, celebrities and others I see on my TV screen may seem unreal, specious and false. But they are as real as I am, and driven by similar physical, psychological and emotional needs, even though their circumstances may be vastly different. 

Today I watched and sketched a (rather inept!) picture of the TV, as two ordinary human beings met for the first time, watched by millions of other human beings, all with judgements, hopes and needs of their own. And I was reminded that as I watch them and others, I see myself…

I note the obvious differences

between each sort and type,

We are more alike, my friends,

than we are unalike.”

Maya Angelou – Human Family

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6 responses to “Family show – small stone 27

  1. Great drawing looks like my TV

  2. I can’t help feeling over the past week that some people need those lovely words of Maya Angelou’s, and also our own Jo Cox, read to them every half hour until they recognise that truth. There has been so much I find frightening on our screens this week.

    • You are so right Maryanne…
      “While we celebrate our diversity, what surprises me time and time again … is that we are far more united and have far more in common with each other than things that divide us.” Jo Cox MP maiden speech

  3. Thought of a good one how about drawing your big toe .

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