A Funhouse Mirror

Today was my day off.  I spent most of the evening recording a home demo, as I’m trying to get things as mapped out as possible before I hit the studio later this year.  Earlier today I was in a restaurant and I caught a rare glimpse of CNN.  It was dealing with the horrific and sensational.  Everyone has heard the saying, “If it bleeds, it leads.”  It says nothing to me about my life.  That’s not because I am unsympathetic to pain and suffering around the world.  But just showing a horrific incident doesn’t teach me anything.  We all know that the world can be a tragic place at times.  But day after day people face little decisions, that in and of themselves may be insignificant, but as a whole lead to more pain and suffering around the world.  What we eat, where we shop, how we travel, and what ideas we consume, all help to create the daily world that we all inhabit.  We’re in a maze and the light isn’t very good.  A thousand things are going on around the world at any one moment.  We should know about A,B, and C, but cable news is constantly showing D.  Some people think what is on cable news mirrors the world at large, but it is a funhouse mirror at best.