Monday, November 29, 2021

Monday Mural

This was in a lane off Little Malop Street, Geelong. I'm sure there is a deep meaning to mural, but I don't know what. Suggestions are welcome, even the silly ones. 

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  1. The deep meaning escapes me. The goggles make my think of scuba diving (or a partial PPE) but I do love that their feet are floating.
    I look forward to seeing what more discerning/creative minds come up with.

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    1. EC, and they did come up with suggestions.

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  2. Meta will be next step of understanding the human imagination.
    Stay safe and coffee is on

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  3. My take: parents/adults already socialised into a virtual/social reality as viewed/constructed through the goggles. Baby not yet.

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    1. MC, is what the parents are doing something for baby to look forward to?

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    2. I agree with marcellous. The baby is not looking into some distant future, but staring direcy at the viewer.

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    3. Andrew, surely yes. cf Wordsworth, "Shades of the prison-house begin to close. Upon the growing Boy [sic]" etc.

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    4. MC, I am scared for the boy now.

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  4. Not bad but they look like they are floating.

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    1. Margaret, floating looks intentional.

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  5. More interested in Virtual Reality than their own child. I think it's pretty typical of today's world, I often see couples walking down the road together, with both of them paying more attention to their phones than to each other.

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    1. Good point, I see many engrossed in their phones while the baby in the pram is crying for attention.

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    2. Cro and River, like this cartoon I mentioned a while ago, https://highriser.blogspot.com/2019/10/this-weeks-controversies.html

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    3. It is my take on it as well. An additional note? You want some fierce blowback, make a comment to that effect and you've got scores of attacks.

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    4. That would do it Debby.

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    5. This might make you laugh. https://magnonsmeanderings.blogspot.com/2012/09/peaches-n-crime.html

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    6. Very telling, Cro. Thanks for the link back.

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  6. Given the "gaming" masks, perhaps their presence there is virtual and not real?

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    1. River, so is the baby really there?

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  7. The child looks sad and is staring directly at the spectator whilst the parents are in another world. Silent plea for help?

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    1. Maire, baby doesn't look unhappy and to me, more wondering and wary.

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  8. Don't do drugs when you've got kids.

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    1. Caro, children do rather spoil fun times.

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  9. Because they are holding a baby, I wonder if they looking into the future maybe?
    Thanks for the mural Andrew :)

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    1. Sami, would any of us really like to know the future. Sorry, I keep forgetting to link to your blog.

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  10. Parents, overworked, worn out, escaping into alternate reality.

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    1. Strayer, that is how some people would see it. Raising children is not easy.

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  11. Missing out on reality, while distracted by virtual reality. LOOK UP FROM YOUR PHONES PEOPLE!

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  12. The message is a warning. Stop focusing on the virtual world and appreciative what you have got here in the real world. The small child needs tickling and games of peek-a-boo but his/her parents are looking elsewhere. Often I see young mothers pushing small children in their prams or pushchairs and these young mothers are on their phones as the child gazes around. After all Facebook tittle-tattle is more interesting than giving your child proper attention.

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    1. YP, there is no doubt some children are missing out on parental attention. That's not to say people shouldn't look at their phones, but they shouldn't be preoccupied by them.

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  13. The minute I saw it, I also thought of virtual reality. Sad that they would rather watch something virtual than their own child. Could be why I still don't own a cell phone.

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    1. B & E, you really are a minority but if you don't feel the need to have one, why bother.

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  14. I'd say it means that adults are living in their own virtual reality, while young kids -- still untouched by education or technology -- experience the real thing.

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    1. It seems like everyone agrees with you Steve, or you agree with everyone else. I like consensus.

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