Graffiti on the Cell Wall?

By Sandra Gibson – 8/10/2014

Someone dismissed all human expression as “graffiti on the cell wall”: a depressing metaphor for the human condition, which addresses the desperation for communication we all seem to have, judging by the number of status updates on social networks. It’s easy to criticise people who photograph their spag bol for the whole world’s approval and there are only so many cute Persian kittens you can tolerate in one day, yet there is poignancy and yes – desperation – in some of the posts of grief and hope and longing.