Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Information Overload

I do not know why, but yesterday I watched 2 things that I should never have watched. The first was a video on YouTube of the now infamous Neda dying on the street in Iran. I've since seen the video on the news, but the gory details are blocked out. The YouTube video doesn't block anything. It replays in my mind, but a switch in my brain flips off at a certain point. There are things I want to know, but my brain cannot go there. I so regret watching it. I think my brain will have to process the information at some point and if I cannot or will not do it willingly during my waking hours perhaps my brain will do it automatically while I sleep. Either way I do not like the prospect. What made me watch that?

The second thing I watched that I should not have was "Jon and Kate plus Eight". Obviously their life has turned into a train wreck. Why did I want to see it? Right up to the end I hoped they would announce the end of the show and say they were going to do whatever it took to keep their family together. Not the case. The very end stated, in writing, that legal proceedings were begun yesterday to dissolve the marriage.

Strangely, (MORE strangely?) I did not pay much attention to the literal train wreck that happened in my corner of the world yesterday.

2 comments:

SprinklerBandit said...

I think that's a really sad situation. When I heard that they were going to keep doing the show, I was disgusted at first. I guess now that they've destroyed their family, there's no sense stopping. I just wish for their kids' sake that they had quit years ago (ore never done it) and focused on their relationship instead.

Mrs. Sinta said...

Our lives seem to be filled lately with so much bad news that at some point, we have probably all felt, to a small extent anyway, the kind of overload that you are feeling. It is like the country is in a giant earthquake, and the resulting cracks make us nervous, but we don't want to talk about them, hoping that if we do not, that they will go away. Here's an internet hug for you. I will pray that you don't have to deal with it, waking or sleeping.