Reverse Photoshopping

older  Someday soon it will be cool to be old- really old, almost dead. It will be hip to be wrinkled and age spotted and creviced. Why? because everything that looks perfect will be suspect…. Life, if not experienced through a technological app, is a manipulation– from recording studios to photography, reality is a hologram- a non-truth, a sucker punch- a complete sham. We all know it but we feel we don’t have any choice but to participate. The stakes get higher, the perfection more perfect- more than perfect, unworldly, unreal, distorted, like a Disney cartoon – with the birdies singing in the trees, feathers unruffled, doing a little birdie dance across a tree limb. The birdies on the screen do not age, and they do not die. We all know better…. and soon we will crave the underbelly– the false note, the dull sunset.  In order

to prepare for this cultural turn-about, I suggest reverse photoshopping-sound recording, etc. – embracing and enhancing our defects in an effort to get real. Now, excuse me while I make an appointment with a plastic surgeon.

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2 thoughts on “Reverse Photoshopping

  1. I love this post (and many others. I recently mentioned that I feel like I’m in competition with my younger hotter self. And I decided I would create a program to age gracefully (as gracefully as I could manage). I just found you today (had you felt lost in the meantime?) and am just loving your stuff.

    • I do feel lost, we all do. It’s rough out there. So much pressure to be, as you call it, our younger selves. I think getting old, trying HARD to look older, will have a reverse effect on our psyches. It’s working for me!X

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