There was a quote or saying I came across once which was reputedly a Chinese curse or ironic gallows humour that went ‘May you live in interesting times’.
The interesting thing with our interesting times is that we have got what we wanted. To connect through social media instead of face to face, to consume what we want when we want, to value celebrities over workers, and enjoy personal sovereignty over the collective.
Now we are stuck on our own talking on social media with the shops empty of essentials and relying for our lives on people whose job it is to take care of other people needs rather than their own. If you’re stuck inside here’s a track for you by Tom Waits.
All his songs sound like sound like b-movie plots, like now we are watching the movie of our lives unfolding, but we cannot control how it’s going to end.