1 Feb 2020

We Are 138 #65 - Level Crossing

Red lights started blinking to the accompaniment of warning sounds. Advertisement barriers blocked the road on both sides of a level crossing. One hundred inch displays started broadcasting.
Buy this, buy that. We have everything you need and you need everything we can produce. You have no money? No problem, take a loan. You’ll worry about the repayment later, now it’s important what you can own. Possession is joy, it’s happiness, it’s everything.
When the broadcast ended, the advertisement barriers rose, allowing passage. Hypnotized drivers drove away with their heads full of beautiful new products, remembering to stop at the hypermarket along the way.
A kaleidoscope of wonderful visions effectively diverted attention from a passing freight train carrying cheap children to a cheap products factory.

Sad reality once again slipped unnoticed under a shallow layer of colourful illusion.


Jacek Wilkos is an engineer from Poland, he lives with his wife and daughter
in a beautiful city of Cracow. He is addicted to buying books, he loves
coffee, dark ambient music and riding his bike.


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We Are 138 #65 - Level Crossing

Red lights started blinking to the accompaniment of warning sounds. Advertisement barriers blocked the road on both sides of a level crossi...