The Human Condition. Words used often and causally. What is it? What is it to you? Can a sad song make you happy? Can an image of peril or pain make you see things in a good light? I think so.
Looking and viewing things around us not only make an impact on us at the moment they are seen or heard but seeing that image or hearing that song take us to the place we experienced it in the first place. These impacts shape our minds, personalities and lives whether we know it or not.
OUR human condition is a day to day issue. We wake up daily to a new world. Some of us have issues with our mental state and have to struggle to attain a “normal” feeling either through chemical, emotional or social stimulation. Our condition varies. A cancer patient has a different condition than a healthy human. I don’t think a dark image to them will have the same impact that you and me.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that the stimuli that makes us who we are doesn’t have to be what would think.
When we look into an image we look into ourselves. Not necessarily as the subject of the image but what we see in the image. It puts its mark on our soul.
We all have our stories, we all have our tales to tell. We all have our demons to face. It’s how we face them and the things that impact us, that gives us our own personal human condition.
“Lend me your hand and we’ll conquer them all
But lend me your heart and I’ll just let you fall
Lend me your eyes I can change what you see
But your soul you must keep, totally free”
“awake my soul”
Mumford and sons