Aghast in Wonderland

The Matrix is a groundbreaking film depicting humankind subjugated by the digital technologies it created. A classic. Are we in the matrix? Is anything we experience real–or just a computer program messing with our minds? Hmm. Look around. At times, I indeed wonder. Now more than ever. Do I wonder…

But the film’s creators, the Wachowski brothers, Larry and Andy, recently announced they have themselves tinkered with hard-core reality, as in changing from brothers to sisters. They now are Lilly and Lana Wachowski. Seriously.

Good for them! No more transgender confusion to grapple with.

Such irony, though. The Matrix. Morpheus. Shifting human form. What is reality? How can we be certain we’re not just dreaming? Are we seeing the world through our own eyes or being manipulated somehow, by something?;  and though we sense things don’t feel quite right, it’s just so difficult to identify what exactly is going on. Something just doesn’t feel quite right. The Wachowskis must have both been slowly but inevitably sensing a glitch in their wiring. Not any longer, though. Re-wired, so-to-speak.

Kinda crazy, huh? How does that feel? But to quote the Cheshire Cat, of Alice in Wonderland–from which the Matrix film referenced in regards to its protagonist discovering how far down goes that notorious rabbit hole and do you rally want to find out?–I’m not crazy. My reality is just different than yours.

The Wachowski sisters have a new, apparently preferred, gender reality. I’m okay as a male of the species, but I envy Lilly and Lana. They must feel better about themselves and their place in the world right now.

My sense of reality?

It’s not much of a wonderland. I think I need re-wiring. Or the rest of world does. The more things change the more they stay insane? In the meantime, I’ll settle for residing, partially, in the digital do-it-yourself world of WordPress.

Welcome to my rabbit hole.




About jharrin4

mass communication/speech instructor at College of DuPage and Triton College in suburban Chicago. Army veteran of the Viet Nam era.
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