"Ecce homo" by Antonio Ciseri: Pontius Pilate presenting a scourged Jesus to the people

Truth is stranger than fiction.

Life imitates art.

What is truth?

The world around us is increasingly bizarre, where the truth as it’s presented must be questioned every minute of every day. But the truth (see what I did there?) is that humans have been fiddling with truth as long as we’ve been around. We bend it to suit our needs, whether to ourselves or to the people around us, and even the most honest among us has done it. Telling the truth about ourselves makes us vulnerable, and others take advantage, so we learn to hide it. We obscure our reality in hopes of turning our path to a positive outcome.

On today’s edition of At Water’s Edge, we explore truth and untruth and the bending that happens in between. It’s an interesting, varied ride. We’ll hear from Audio GourmetNight NoteKuutanaBing SatellitesEmpty Vesselgrüm~péOzone PlayerKit WatkinsLucette BourdinDaniel Robert LaheyMax Corbacho, and December Nightskies.

“Truth” is part of a two-part series; next week is “Dare”. Do you?

Join us today (Saturday) at 12 noon Pacific/SLT for “Truth” on At Water’s Edge on RadioSpiral.

“Arcane Truth” – Audio Gourmet – Defying Science (2008)

“Search for Truth” – Night Note – The Rashomon Perplex (2016)

“Truth” – Kuutana – Second Horizon (2010)

“Make It Your Own” – Bing Satellites – Real Life and How To Avoid It (2017)

“A Willful Misinterpretation of Reality” – Empty Vessel – The Rashomon Perplex (2016)

“A Tenuous Grasp on Reality” – grüm~pé – Images of Europa (2016)

“The Reality Dysfunction” – Ozone Player – Insane Logic (2000)

“The Metamorphosis of Truth” – Kit Watkins – The Gathering Set 2 (2008)

“Is That Really True” – Lucette Bourdin – Rumors From Cypress Town (2010)

“present moment wonderful moment (thing_209)” – Daniel Robert Lahey – symphambient (2015)

“One True Light” – Max Corbacho – Lost Links (2011)

“Ancient Truths” – December Nightskies – I Hope You Find Yourself (2012)

Image: “Ecce homo” by Antonio Ciseri

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