Any topic I choose has a version. The weather forecaster makes the perfect weather an impassioned headline. Foodies describe every recipe as divine mouthwatering fare. A home improvement project is the cheapest, easiest remodel satisfying my home's need.
|My sad-looking loved dog, Rambo|
I won't even go into politics, religion or sex.
These overwhelming superlatives tire my thinking, numbing it. To appreciate subtle beauty requires more conscious effort for me. Today it's called, "mindfulness". (That's an unjudgemental sensibility or regard for subtle details and routine ritual.) While it has ancient beginnings, it's a popular movement. Senior's have noticed.
My point is not to promote a widening movement. It is a plea for solitude in media presentations. Space to allow my brain to catch up, to fully take in information and incidents. Not everything is worth a superlative. Calm and simple are beneficial, too.
What are your ways to calm? I invite you to leave a comment about one way you reduce bluster and bombast, whenever you come upon this post. It will be beneficial to me and to more.