Okay someone needs to say this… the 2013 human being takes him/herself WAY too seriously. That’s why there’s so much sadness, discontentment, unhappiness… this tech-savyness (and I use the word ‘savvy’ very loosely has exposed us to so much more than our minds are able to possess in so little a time. The result, we’re all looking for a deeper us. We’re looking for a meaning, a reason, a better, richer more… an explanation of some sort for why we’re so effed up; why we aren’t happy with just being us. We’re desperate for acceptance but don’t even accept ourselves. And in that process, we’ve forgotten to live. We’ve forgotten what it feels like to listen to a song and dance because its go a nice tune. No. The 2013 human being is Einstein –looking for the meaning behind the meaning behind the meaning. What happened to those days when music meant celebration and not whatever conspiracy-against-self theory your brain came up with a few minutes ago? What happened to that couple that danced to “can’t be with you tonight” by Judy Boucher as their first dance on their wedding because it was slow and had a nice beat and had the words ‘I love you’ here and there (because that’s really all a slow song really was back then). Before we all became critics, first of ourselves and then of everyone and everything around us?
Can everyone just breathe a little? And while you’re at it, dance to tune because it has a nice beat. Who cares that the artist’s father’s step mom’s great uncle’s cousin was an atheist? How do you even know that stuff anyway? Where do you find that kind of time? I’m sure you can find a better way of spending it… like, you know, PAINTING because you like colours or art or just because you feel like it. You don’t have to know what you’re doing. We can’t all create the mona lisa anyway. But just do it because you enjoy it. And then hang it up and for God’s sake OWN IT! And even though I’ll see ‘volongoto’ when I look at it, you’ll see that random day when you were feeling so happy that you picked bright colours to represent your state of mind. I mean, to each their own, yes?
And while you’re at it, anyone care to share the definition of depression/bi-polar etc in luganda?