'Lost Memory Eternalised' section 5


Faces and Follies


Faced with the challenges of time, some people cross the Atlantic looking for a fortune, some cross the Mediterranean to ensure a steady income. Their dreams may be fuelled by individualised aspirations but the fact remains that they all act out of desperation. Too many have died in such transboundary expeditions trying to travel far from the areas of disaster. As a people, we have a faint memory of the authentic experiences of the past, be that individual or communal, mystical or creative. With the mythical power of the past subsiding, the vision of a new society is effectively replaced by 'happiness syndrome' developed under consumerism. The humans who would not have agreed to the disarmament of the communal vision have vanished as has their continued resistance against the 'fall' from grace.