I’m discombobulated as to why anyone would choose puzzled as the word for today’s blog subject, but they have, so here goes.
Having reached the grand age of 66 I now realise I have become my father, I hear myself every day uttering phrases which he would have used and being puzzled and confused about the workings of the modern world.
There is not a day goes by where I don’t find myself watching the news on television with my mouth ajar wondering if what I have witnessed really can be true. Only this morning on a television discussion programme the subject of TV talent shows was mentioned and the host reeled of a list of shows as long as your arm, I had no idea there was such a plethora of the things.
I am puzzled as to why there are so many talent shows on television, let alone any at all and I have to admit I absolutely hate the things. The audience have to sit through some of the most dreadful acts I have ever had the misfortune to see and to cheer and encourage the most minimally talented of performers, finally resulting in some mediocre singer becoming a pop sensation for two or three months.
Modern life leaves me puzzled in so many ways, a Manchester art gallery has taken down a Victorian painting Hylas and the Nymphs by J W Waterhouse. The painting is of semi naked adolescent girls bathing in a pool, allegedly it was taken down in a move to encourage debate about how such images should be displayed in the modern age. In my opinion the painting should be displayed in exactly the same way as it was when first shown in 1896, you fix it to a wall in an art gallery and people walk by and look at it.
Having finished my blog today I shall now go to the other room where my children will be watching some dreadful American drama on the television, I shall be puzzled as to why?