X-rays, gamma rays, beta rays. All floating around. Odourless, colourless, tasteless. Invisible, to the naked human eye. Just because our capacity to capture certain vibrations is limited, doesn't mean they don't exist. Why are people so willing to believe in the existence of certain rays or bandwidths of frequencies, just because they have been measured by scientists? After all, what are scientists but explorers of nature and natural phenomena?
Most people keep their perceptions limited to whatever they are 'officially' allowed to think, perceive or even feel by authority figures such as the media, academics, or State officials. Out of nearly six billion people, if no two human beings are alike, then why should they have similar perceptions?
Why does the idea of ghosts spook out most people? What if some people could perceive them? Obviously the others would think they were completely crazy. Is it due to fear of the unknown, or due to fear of being ridiculed? If something can't be measured by the five senses, then it can't exist. Ostriches and sand come to mind.
What if the house were haunted, and only one person could perceive it? What if it were haunted because of a special visitor paying him a visit? Hallucination? Imagination? Conjuration?
All these possibilities and more were adroitly explored by the talented cast of the Berliner Grund Theatre (www.bgt.lu based in Luxembourg), who are skilled at making audiences suspend disbelief.
This series combines literature, theatre, with a little Extra Sensory Perception. Everyday reality is invaded by ghosts, nostalgia, dreams, memories, jealousy, love, fear, denial, leading to accidents and mayhem. Will the protagonist survive this ghostly visit from the past?
This is my second series based on ‘Perception.’ What is real? What is true? What is just imagination? Are we the products of our own fantasies? The talented director, cast and crew of BGT made one think about it.
-©2013 Sultana Raza
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