i’ve seen people come and go –
i’ve seen trees in the snow.
i’ve seen seen tulip petals fallen
& heard distant voices call in –
saw the moments stollen
rich with memories broken .
babka baked sunbeams
battered raisons d’êtres
running unfetter’d –
bbq perogies brown,
golden clouds coming down.
passing through the lens haze –
when will that cat come in ?
In 1981, French cultural theorist and philosopher Jean Baudrillard proposed a novel idea: that the reality we perceive may not be as things truly are, but instead a simulated representation based on symbolism we perceive in our environment.
In Baudrillard’s thesis Simulacra and Simulation, the philosopher raises questions over signs and symbols around us in relation to their simultaneous existence. According to Baudrillard, the persistence of symbols in our modern world–and our collective interpretation of them, rather than of nature as it truly exists–has resulted in a sort of “simulated reality.” To put things more simply, Baudrillard meant that the reality of existence is hidden from human perception by the interactions we have with our environment through interpretation of symbols. Source: Signs, Symbols, and Simulated Reality: The Precession of Simulacra