Monday, 28 May 2012

Stuff Is All Around Me

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~ Stuff Is All Around Me ~

Stuff Is All Around Me, originally uploaded by Paris Set Me Free.

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'All is ephemeral', shouts the graffiti below an enigmatic vision of a face and a sharply punctuated exclamation mark.

Below the blue text someone has added, even less officially, 'I don't agree because god is everywhere around us and he will save us if you believe in him and in yourself'.

Both propositions appear to be pretty difficult to defend if you ask me.

For the tout est ephémère guy, it depends what you're referring to by 'all'. After all, they say that we're walking around with bits, in the form of atoms, of everyone or even everything that's ever lived more than 50 or a 100 years ago or so chugging around, or through our bodies. Doesn't seem particularly ephemeral when you look at it like that.

On the other hand, I definitely feel the onus is on the invisible friend guy to prove what he says is right than for us to prove it isn't, otherwise we could be believing in all sorts of silly invisible things, which would be, well, silly couldn't we, wouldn't it?

Taken at face value though, the 'everything's ephemeral' guy will be proved right, and is probably waiting eagerly to see when the first bit of degradation to his ephemeral efforts takes place to imbue the piece with a certain sense of delicious irony. It won't be me who does it though, but in a sense of delicious irony the 'god is all around us' guy has set off the degradation process himself by adding his scrawl to a more finished piece, thus trumping himself nicely, which may please the original artist, potentially...

And why not...
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