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Bewildering... by Himmapaan Bewildering... by Himmapaan
To say the least.

(A heavy sigh is recommended as accompaniment when reading this)

This will probably be moved to my scrapbook, unless enough voices say otherwise.


By way of a little further clarification, this is my reply to a comment left by *Sir-Pumpkinhead:

'... I don't deny the benefits of digital media and the digital age in the least, I'm very thankful for them; but the number of pitfalls are as just as many. The opportunities for misunderstanding, misinformation, incrimination, injury, etc are as vast and varied as the speed, convenience and avenues of connection at our fingertips. The irony of that 'connection' is that we fail more and more at what it means to conduct our social relations with grace and responsibility. It's all too easy now to insult someone on the internet without once thinking of what it means to do so, and to sever the association at just the click of a mouse. People forget that they would never - or extremely rarely - do so in 'real life'. Then there's the huge problem of theft and violation of copyright, simply because digital media is somehow seen to be a free-for-all. And you know we can devote whole essays on that subject alone. And as you pointed out in the first instance, we have become incredibly lazy and impatient, and far too dependent. It's almost depressing that we would feel crippled if we are without our computers or mobile/cell phones, and that's merely on a personal level.'
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khaelan Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
well said!totally agree!
TheJabberwokk Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Student General Artist
Even before I read the comment.. I read this with a heavy sigh at the end..

. Lovely handwriting and a great bit of prose.
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
TheJabberwokk Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Student General Artist
You are very welcome!
JenJenJen2520 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011   Writer
Inside this statement is the answer: We are becoming wild again. We need to rediscover our feral natures, and the digital age is a Be - Wilder - ing one. Connect with the earth, connect with your inner nature, don't prejudge or deny, don't control, just be wild. JenJenJen
florian-lipan Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I decided not to. :) It's staying here.
taobunny Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
I think this is just fine in the gallery. It kind of sums up the challenges (and benefits and threats and advantages and ethical questions, and...) that the digital age presents to artists.

I know I feel like this too. And, while I'm not completely tech challenged - the questions that the digital age brings up do puzzle and concern me often.

And, I have to say, I like the fact that this quotation looks like it was handwritten with a quill in sepia ink on parchment paper. (Ironic, much?) I can almost see something like this written in Leonardo da Vinci's sketchbooks. (Except it would be in Italian and written backwards in code!) :D
aryl5 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
I sorta agree. *heavy sigh*

Beautiful script by the way :)
ridits Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
i say keep it up
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