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The Magic of Denying

Essay By: Kadi
Editorial and opinion


What our minds know and our eyes pretend...


Submitted:Jan 10, 2013    Reads: 22    Comments: 1    Likes: 1   


DON'T WE ALL PREFER TO BE BEDAZZLED, RAZZLED, FLATTERED, SHOCKED, AMAZED, SURPRISED, CONFOUNDED ALL INCORPORATED INTO ONE SINGLE MOMENT. OF COURSE THIS IS AN ENCAPSULATED SENSE OF THE PROPERTIES OF WANTING TO BELIEVE IN MAKE-BELIEVE, HOPE, FALSE PRETENCES OR BETTER YET MAGIC. WHO DOESN'T ENJOY A GOOD MAGIC TRICK OR A LIFE WHERE EVERTHING SEEMS TO BE AN ADVENTURE, WHERE THE STATE OF BEING IS PREFIXED WITH THE GOOD AND POSITIVE AND A FILTER FOR THE NEGATIVE IS SET TO HIGH.

IT IS BEWILDERING HOW WE CAN PRETEND TO OUR SELVES THAT WHAT IS AHEAD OF US IS DIFFERENT TO WHAT WE JUST PASSED ON BY. WHY NOT PAN 360 DEGREES FOR A SECOND AND LET ME KNOW OTHERWISE. IS IT HARD TO WANT TO CHANGE SOMETHING THAT UNDOUBTEDLY WILL DENY A BENEFACTOR, WHY WOULD SOMEONE WANT TO TAKE A PROFITABLE ELEMENT AND REPLACE IT WITH THE UNSURE, UNCLEAR OR UNKNOWN YET TO THEMSELVES OF WHAT IS TO BECOME OF IT'S REPLACEMENT. I WOULD NOT DO SUCH THINGS MY SELF IF MY CONSCIOUS WERE NOT PARTAKING IN SELF REFLECTION MOST TIMES OF THE DAY.

SO IT IS RATHER EASY TO HAND YOUR MONEY TO A TICKET VENDOR AND PURCHASE THE NEXT BIG EVENT, OR AN ESTABLISHED CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED THEATRICAL BY STANDARDS YOU HAVE NOT YET DECIDED MIGHT BE UP TO YOUR OWN TASTE, YET WE HAVE NO CHOICE, WE WANT TO BE ENTERTAINED AND FEEL AS THOUGH OUR CONVERSATIONS CAN RESONATE IN THE LOUDEST WITH THE WANDERING EARS AND CROWDED FACES. WE CAN SIT IN THE ONE SEAT ALLOCATED TO US AND LET OUR OTHER HALF ROAM THE THEATRE TO FIND A SEAT OF ITS OWN CHOOSING. WE GLADLY SET ASIDE OUR BIASSNESS AND RATIONALITY, WE SUSPEND OUR BELIEFS, AND WE ENGULF OURSELFS IN TO THE MOMENT OF TIME SET BY THE TITLE OF THE MOVIE OR PROCLAMATION OF ITS PRELUDE. WE RATHER NOT SEARCH FOR THE ANSWERS, THE HARSH REALITIES, THE OVERTURE TO ANY GIVEN PLOT OR STORY TO A MOVIE OR PERFORMANCE. IT IS OK, WE ARE CREATURES OF HABIT AND SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE CONSUMERIST PLOY OF PROFITING BY MARKETING WHAT SEEMS GLAMOROUS AND FASHIONABLE.

I ONCE HEARD A GREAT LINE, MAYBE MIGHT HAVE BEEN SOMETHING I HEARD IN A MOVIE AND STUCK WITH ME EVER SINCE. MOST LIKELY IT RESONATES WITH THE THOUGHT OF WHAT I AM ABOUT TO SAY NOW WHILST IN THINKING. EVERYBODY LOVES A GOOD STORY, A HAPPY ENDING, AND A GOOD MAGIC TRICK. WE ALL KNOW BEFORE HAND WHAT TO EXPECT, WHAT THE OUTCOME IS AND MOST LIKELY WE HAVE A FEW POSSIBLE TWIST SCENARIOS AND ENDINGS LINED UP IN OUR HEAD, BUT OF COURSE WE DON'T WANT TO ENTERTAIN THE TRUTH BECAUSE THAT WOULD SIMPLY SPOIL A GOOD PERFORMANCE.

"IF I NOT BE AT THE BUTT OF THE WHIMS OF REALITY THAN WHY WOULD I NOT FIND MYSELF AMONGST THE CROWD GULLUPING DOWN THE FIRST THING THAT GIVES MOST PEOPLE A SENSE OF PLACE. I WILL TELL YOU, IT IS BECAUSE NOTHING THEY OR YOU DO IS WHAT I BELONG TO."

THE ESCAPIST





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