Where To Set One’s Eyes by Bogotron
Ah, the games we play in life. I met this girl and I thinks she likes me. I mean she touched my shoulder as she laughed at my joke and I’ve always heard that if they touch you then you’re in, right? That Greenpeace volunteer up ahead has a clipboard and is stopping people on the street. If I put on my sunglasses and ignore them, maybe they won’t ask me for a minute of my time. These games we play are all about body language, about how we interact with each other, about how we communicate with each other without talking, about how we maneuver through our daily lives. After all, life is the biggest game of them all.
Bogotron has captured a moment we’ve all experienced before, if not on a daily basis. You’re crammed on a Metro car full of complete strangers. The last thing you want to do is talk to them or make them think that it’s OK to talk to you. Maybe you put on your headphones or maybe you burry your face in your Sudoko book. Maybe you wear your sunglasses, one of my biggest pet peeves. You might glance at someone but not for long — wouldn’t want to be caught staring. You’ve had a hard day at the office and all you can think about is getting home, petting your dog, cracking open a beer, and doing it all again tomorrow. This is your life, and mine too.