VIRTUAL REALITY OR REAL VIRTUALITY
By Dahlia Tera
VIRTUAL is the unreality of abstractness,
REAL is the concreteness of materiality ,
One is like an inaccessible dream,
The other, wet earth sticking to your hand,
But what about these two worlds
Merging and mingling…?
When the thin thread that divides them breaks,
Replaced by wireless, WIFI, FB or WhatsApp,
In our new era of screens, tablets, mobile phones and co.,
In the revolutionary Information Communications Technology,
In digital and telematics potentiality,
You can no longer tell them apart.
Especially in our pandemic time:
“No face”… “no gathering”…
You can virtually visit a museum,
You can virtually hike on an Himalayan path,
You can virtually listen to a musical concert
Or attend a theatrical performance,
You can virtually make a medical examination,
You can virtually work with colleagues from home.
AND YOU EXPERIENCE FEELINGS AND EMOTIONS
YOU SMILE, YOU CRY, YOU TAKE PART
IN YOUR HEART…..
IS VIRTUALITY A NEW REALITY ?
I can really feel the warmth of your breath
On my frozen fingers,
I can really stroke your unshaven face,
I can really enjoy the melody of your song in my ears,
I can really look into your eyes looking at me,
I can really admire with you the shades of the sunset.
AND I EXPERIENCE FEELINGS AND EMOTIONS
I SMILE, I CRY, I TAKE PART
IN MY HEART…..
IS REALITY A NEW VIRTUALITY ?
An EXTRA – ORDINARY place,
High as Everest,
Deep as Ocean,
Getting closer the far and the near,
In lights, smells, sounds and colors,
In words, images, dances and paintings,
Overcoming the duality truth – fiction
In an astonishing and perfect