Ma and I’s regular Sunday morning phone call (Saturday evenings for her) yielded a neat little bite.

Decrying my own recency bias and the broader recency bias of society at large I said that life is reduced to “the loud and the recent”. Ma reflected/reframed/refined this as “the loud and the now”.

I imagine it like a venn-diagram, only at the overlap of the LOUD & NOW can society see. Everything else is either too quiet or too distant. Any sufficiently large group becomes blind to anything but THE LOUD AND THE NOW.