The Millennials! No wait, it’s – The Gen-Xers! No wait, it’s – The Generation Y’s! Or maybe, The Baby Boomers! Hmm, and who are those, The Silent Generation? And if they are SILENT, then how do we know they exist? I can go on, and on … and yes, Eddie Wilcox, the main character from Fishing for Light, represents, The Millennials.
To me, these Advertising/Political labels are used to divide and conquer us. They read like a new major motion picture action adventure ‘cartoon series’ with the voices of several famous ‘DNA Olympic’ champions getting paid some serious coin. OR, it could be the most recent version of an interactive video game that allows the user (The Millennial!) to disappear into an indoor, digital vortex. Don’t you just love those video game commercials? For a tidy $39.99 credit card charge, you boys and girls are so, so brave to save the planet from the evil forces the Higgs-Boson’s! (I bet Earl Scheib would be proud.)
At least a Civil War reenactor has to ‘think’ about the history, pick the correct uniform and actually travel to the battle site to ‘relive history’. Yeah, they know they aren’t going to die, but they do know they are walking in the boots for a real human being who DID die on that battlefield. I didn’t just randomly create, Clevenger Rollins (Eddie’s boss), for some wacky character to amuse the reader.
What’s the difference between submerging your mind into a video game, their current reality, versus diving into a theoretical wormhole? If you don’t have any ‘HOPE’ for a real future, a career, a family, something to be passionate about – LOVE. Then why even care what’s going on around you in this version of the universe? (Shh! I’ll whisper this hint from Fishing for Light, if you promise not to tell anyone, I think that’s part of Ms. Prosperina’s plan to control the population while she transforms the planet.)
“Lost in a cosmic sea, Edward sensed the Iris Nebula watched him from afar, attracting him with powerful magnetic currents to seek unknown destinations. To swim within a tidal wave crashing against an endless sandy shore, as if his foamy bare essence was naked to a blue moon.” ~ an excerpt from Fishing for Light.
I guess George Washington would be part of the pre-Revolutionary Generation? I wonder what Benjamin Franklin would say about modern America?