“SMILE, YOU’RE ON CANDID CAMERA!”
Sounds simple enough doesn’t it?
If you’re old enough, it was great entertainment, this show, Candid Camera with Alan Funt which ran from 1960-1967. It always caught unsuspecting people who were usually placed in confusing, impossible, embarrassing, ridiculous and hilarious situations, while their reactions were caught on a hidden camera.
Funny, what made for great entertaining, not-to-hurt-anyone-TV that ran for some seven years, once a week, is now a 24 hour, 7 day a week, 365 days a year event.
With Social Media and everyone having a Smart Phone, and NSA being accused of the modern day nightmare come to reality, Big Brother…we’re all movie stars…willing or unwilling and unsuspecting, aren’t we?
SMILE, YOU’RE ON VIVID, UNBLINKINGLY, HARSH REALITY, LIVING COLOR, UP-TO-THE-VERY-SECOND-LIVE-STREAMING-CANDID CAMERA.
Strike a pose. . . .
Do we really need it?
To be accountable, can’t we be good, loving, caring, giving, compassionate people without being caught in the act? Or, or are we seeking the Camera’s lens as greedily as it’s seeking us?
Would it mean as much?
Not that the World doesn’t need a big eye full of kind, generous, compassionate, loving acts. . .but not, NOT when the Lights go on and the Cameras are rolling and someone is bellowing, “ACTION!”
But…B U T when the Camera is packed away, and the lights are darkened, the pen’s ink is dried up, the moon is shine-less and the sun is behind dishwater gray clouds, the gutter is slimy, cold, smelly and wet. . .well, Picture me THAT, Batman!
When no one else cares to look, gawk or peek, may my camera sensor be heightened and my Heart yell, “ACTION,” to be caught on a perfect-better-than-Lasik-Vision-Digital-Reproduction unemphatically NOT!
May my best always never be so much seen or recorded as it is felt, experienced, and hopefully, Shared!
Ummm. . .may it be for you so too!
SMILE, You’re ON. . . .