Tuesday, January 15, 2008


Media has become our eyes...so, does that mean something is wrong with our eyes? Maybe they're just not enough for our purposes/desires...


Bethany Woolf said...

This is an interesting idea. I would like to see you explore this more in your blog. I am wondering about the play on "eyes" and how much you meant for it to reflect our "heart." In other words, if our eyes are a reflection of what's in our heart, and considering what we see in the media--then yes, I would say there is something wrong with our eyes. Is this what you were thinking?

Tall Writer said...

The eyes take the media much further into ourselves, into the heart, into our mind. We choose to see what we want and how to "feed" ourselves in this way. Media can make the world for us in this way. We depend on it to create/shape our vision or experience in the world. Seeing the media all the time with our eyes isn't enough. We have to experience the real world much more in our society (travel, social activities, etc.) without becoming attached to our cellphone, Internet, etc. The Stephen King article mentioned ties into this pretty well I think. He just totally unplugs for a while. I think we should all do that. It can be hard. Sure there are interesting things out there. Seeing the world God made is the ultimate goal, instead of trying to be impressed with ourselves so much.

Tall Writer said...

Job 31 also spoke to me.

"I made a covenant with my eyes
not to look lustfully at a girl.

2 For what is man's lot from God above,
his heritage from the Almighty on high?

3 Is it not ruin for the wicked,
disaster for those who do wrong?

4 Does he not see my ways
and count my every step?

5 "If I have walked in falsehood
or my foot has hurried after deceit-

God sees everything and see through us.