The imagination tends to roam Big Brother just around corner


You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension. A dimension of sound. A dimension of sight. A dimension of mind. You’re moving into a land of both style and substance, of things and ideas. You’ve just crossed over into the Twilight Zone.”   Rod Serling

You are locked securely in a darkened room with your greatest fear. There are no furnishings in the room. A hard back chair has been generously provided for your comfort . It is however bolted securely to the carpeted floor facing a door. When opened the door leads to a hallway. And this is where our story begins.

In George Orwell’s novel , “1984” Big Brother is always watching. This was a faceless entity that was carefully and continuously foisted upon an easily intimidated public and promoted aggressively by corporate minded thugs and hoodlums. It was a daunting tale of intimidation and control.

Imagine yourself in such a socially controlled situation. Would you crave the serenity the darkened cubby hole offered you or would your more primal fears direct your thoughts and stimulate the creative and fearful functions of your mind to fear the worst?

As you sit in this room and the seconds tick by would you summon up the strength and the courage to leave this chair, open the door and escape down the hallway to freedom or would your fears and imaginings create a scenario within which even your planned escape is a journey into further exposure and intimidation.

In this surrealistic photo composition I have combined both the real and the macabre to visually present the imaginings of a mind plagued by fear and doubt. The carpeted hallway in real life does not lead to an ominous looking tree but to my living room.

This is purely a creation of my own imagination.

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Quote of the week: "If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.-- Frank Herbert quotes .

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