"My speech is imperfect.
Not because I want
to shine with words,
but out of the impossibility
of finding those
I speak in images.
else can I express
the words from the depths." -
"Man has built in himself images as a fence of
security - religious, political, personal.
These manifest as symbols,
The burden of these images dominates man's thinking,
his relationships and his daily life.
These images are the causes of
our problems for they divide man from
of life is shaped by the concepts already established in his mind."- J.
"Extending now far beyond art,
realm of images has
increasingly taken on a life of its own,
from the reality it once represented."
"There is an
element of hubris in the capturing of reality that is the perfect image;
perhaps this explains the deep suspicion many religious traditions have of
images of the divine or even of humans, animals, and objects. Judaism and Islam
do without them altogether, as did Buddhism until
the Great brought Greek culture, with
its obsession with mortality and,
not coincidentally, with images, to India. There are also many cultures that
resist having their photographs taken, intuiting perhaps the hubris and
futility of the pseudo-immortality it suggests, or the Faustian exchange of a
moment in time, which is real, for the frozen representation of a moment, which
Indeed I have noticed that cameras and - even worse -
videotaping tend to detract from the happy events they are supposed to preserve
on film. Taking photographs at birthday parties and weddings to preserve those
happy memories substitutes an image for an experience, and can sometimes imbue
the event with a staged feel, as if it were not real, as if it were an
enactment to be enjoyed later. It is as if we are uncomfortable with real
moments and prefer to experience them from a distance, second-hand. In the most
extreme case, the photographic or video recording of the event comes to
completely define the event itself - certainly the case in the realm of public
relations and politics.
A small but significant way to reduce
the alienation of
modern life is to put down the camera and
participate fully in
the moment, rather than trying, futilely, to preserve the moment on film.
The compulsion to record everything bespeaks the underlying anxiety of modern
life, the conviction, stemming from measured time, that our lives are slipping
away from us day by day, hour by hour, moment by moment.
I have noticed
that when I look at my sons' baby pictures my main emotion is wistfulness, a
regret that I did not truly and fully appreciate those precious, unique times.
I can seldom look at my most treasured photographs without feeling sadness and
It is much better
to enjoy each beautiful moment in the serene knowledge that an infinity of
equally yet differently beautiful moments await." -
Image is defined
Imagine; see in one's mind.
standard or typical example.
iconic mental representation .
the root of imitari to
A vivid description or representation.
A personal facade
one presents to society.
of the form of an individual or object.
mental representation of something not real or present.
The likeness of
anything to which worship is paid; an idol.
opinion or concept of something that is
held by the public.
representation of anything to the mind; a picture drawn by the fancy; a
conception; an idea.
An optically formed
duplicate, counterpart, or other representative reproduction of an
The character projected to the public of an individual or
institution as interpreted by the corporate media.
To represent to the
mental vision; to form a
likeness of by fancy or recollection; to imagine.
A concrete representation, as in art,
literature, or music, that is expressive or
evocative of something else.
An imitation, representation, or similitude
of any individual, thing, or act, sculptured, drawn, painted, or otherwise made
perceptible to the sight; a visible presentation; a copy; a likeness; an
effigy; a picture; a semblance.
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forged a populace unable to discern propaganda from reality and that this has
been done purposefully by an international corporate cartel through their
agents who wish to foist a corrupt version of reality on the human race.
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of morals, the elevation of self-centered behavior and the destruction of
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deceive the populace in general through corporate media by pressing emotional
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of the family and the destruction of social structures that do not adhere to
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