I've been thinking recently about how people today are embracing fake as the norm.
We all know people with fake body parts:
Breasts -Nature didn't give that many women 38Ds
Hair - Oh, please. Everyone over 50 has grey hair. Not everyone has long thick hair. Some don't have any.
Teeth - Real teeth don't glow in the dark.
Generally they are found on fake people with fake smiles who are fake friends.
Houses have also become fake. Hardwood floors are now made of plastic. So are fancy stair railings and fences. And Roman/Greek columns are now made of aluminum. Shake and slate shingles are now fiberglass. There's fake brick that needs no mortar. The homes are protected by fake security cameras.
The houses are filled with people watching fake wrestling on television while surrounded by fake plants and fake flowers, fake Christmas trees, fake fireplaces, fake fur, fake diamonds, and fake orgasms.
Women might be able to fake orgasms. But men can fake whole relationships. — Sharon StoneFood is also becoming fake. There's fake sugar, fake fat, fake cheese, fake soda pop.
I mean those patented substances chemically flavored and mechanically bulked out to kill the appetite and deceive the gut — is unnatural, almost immoral, a bane to good eating and good cooking. — Julia Child
Even our language is embracing this phenomena:
Yes indeed, we can even say that there is fake news reporting...unless you're one of those who think The Onion is real news.
My childhood was spent with real men and women with real bodies. We lived in a real house with real wood floors and real flowers and ate real food. We spoke proper English.
But all that's like history now.