human connection

edit: the comments for this post are mysteriously missing (deleted by blogger?). anyway, yes, in reply to one of the comments, i am the same rebecca from 5 years ago! hello!

we mentioned once, on air, that radio is a magical medium. there seems to be no other word more suited to describe it. sitting in the studio, alone, speaking into a microphone, surrounded by only knobs and buttons and cold technology, it's hard not to feel intensely isolated. yet the moment our voices break into the crackly atmosphere of the airwaves, our thoughts, ideas and dreams immediately connect with the thoughts, ideas and dreams of many others, who sit in their rooms, cars, rooftops, streetsides, perhaps, listening. that, for me, is the magic of radio.

while on air, not knowing who my listeners are, i sometimes resort to my imagination. someone just like me? i always come to the same conclusion - yes, someone just like me. we're all the same, aren't we? we're only different in that society organizes us into invisible classes, based on how much money we have, how good-looking or ugly we are, how well we do in school, but if we could only look beyond that.

at the end of the day we're all just people waiting, or hoping, to connect with someone.


May 12, 2011 at 11:46 AM Zen said...

Hi Rebecca,
i have been reading your blog for quite some time. =) closet fan, but not frequent reader =D
saw you attending the chet lam's concert during early feb @esplanade.
It then dawned upon me that we had likely met before.
was wondering if you did attend chet's lyric-writing workshop + minishowcase @tampines mall in early Sept 2005.
Six years back indeed!
i vaguely recalled knowing a new friend with a tomboyish gal by the same name Rebecca that day.
And we subsequently stood side by side ,first row at the minishow case and she even helped me to take a picture of me and chet!

Was that you?

=) Just wanna say,"at the end of the day we're all just people waiting, or hoping, to connect with someone." =D

Your words, pics move me.
Your voice does too.


From Agnes who wants to check whether this is same Rebecca she vaguely remembered from a fluttering memory in Sept 2005

May 12, 2011 at 11:08 PM Lissa said...

yes, we all want that human connection if only for a brief moment or two.

it's so easy to imagine being with others and yet there are ways we isolate ourselves unknowingly.

but I think deep down, there is nothing we crave more than being in the company of someone other than ourselves. in the movie Contact, there is a phrase that the alien says, "the only thing we've found that makes the emptiness bearable is each other" - which I think it's very true.