CITY X ISOLATION – Refuse to Face It

 

I’ll be releasing a picture a day to keep this blog up to date and to make sure that I’m being consistent. I have a reason for not posting everything on here (I’ll let you in the next post) but for now I’m planning to release these images once a day! I don’t to keep you waiting for too long. 

 

LADY
‘Refuse to Face It’ March 2017

 

Isolation: n. the process or fact of isolating or being isolated.

Disconnected: (of a person) lacking contact with reality.

 

“Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.”
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

 

Living in London there are times when there’s so much going on and there’s not a lot of time to slow down to appreciate the things surrounding us. Making real connections with people in general and the people we love.

Often we get distracted by our mobile phones and social media being not so social. It can be a bad habit and a distraction when spending time with others. This endless cycle of needing to update or keep track of our social media platforms can be very unhealthy if we let it keep us from living in reality. I’ve had moments where I just wanted to get rid of my own phone. Maybe our phones which original purpose was to make people connected when apart is making us feel disconnected and apart. We’ve changed the purpose and meaning of our phones. It has become a gift but also a curse. Some of us are dependent on our phones and feel “lost” without it. We’re attached to the thing that can sometimes keep us detached from others.

We upload our instagrams, facebook status and text through whatsapp but does that mean anything? I personally can’t remember the things I say on these platforms and there’s no memories attached to these things I post. I can’t recall the conversations I’ve had on whatsapp two days ago but can remember a conversation from years ago I had with a friend face to face. Yet we have these stored away digitally and the act of deleting a picture, account or conversation can be hard for many people.

There’s also a good side to our mobile phones is that we can keep in contact with our loved ones if they’re in a different country for long term. It can keep us connected to them in a way but sometimes that is not enough to keep the feeling of loneliness away. Maybe for a few minutes/hours but when the phone call or face time ends we are faced with nothing but what we’re surrounded by.

 

I think that that is what makes it so bittersweet.

 

 

 

 

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