Okay, I have been trying to figure out how to use a quote since April.
Did you watch the new television show Touch last spring?
We were a bit skeptic at first because Kiefer Sutherland was Jack
Bauer to us for many years.
We took a look and we loved the show.
The premise surrounds a widower and single father played by Kiefer
Sutherland and his emotionally challenged son Jake.
The show is all about connections.
A father trying to connect with son.
A son trying to communicate in his own way with his father and others.
The way Jake communicates is through numbers.
This is the center of the show but there are so many other connections throughout
with seemingly unrelated people even spanning the globe.
Jake hasn’t spoken as of last season but his voice is heard at times through narration.
This was the closing monologue on April 26th.
I rewound the program so many time but I could have saved a lot of effort by going to Google.
I found so many others who were touched by this dialogue.
Numbers are constant, until they’re not. Our inability to influence outcome is the great equalizer; makes the world fair. Computers generate random numbers in an attempt to glean meaning out of probability. Endless numerical sequences lacking any pattern. But during a cataclysmic global event: tsunami, earthquake, the attacks of 911 – these random numbers suddenly stop being random. As our collective consciousness synchronizes, so do the numbers. Science can’t explain the phenomenon, but religion does, it’s called prayer. A collective request sent up in unison, shared hope. Numbers are constant, until they’re not. During cataclysmic global events, our collective consciousness synchronizes. So do of the numeric sequences created by random number generators. Science can’t explain the phenomenon, but religion does, it’s called prayer. A collective request, sent up in unison, a shared hope, a fear relieved, a life spared. Numbers are constant---until they’re not. In times of tragedy. Times of collective joy. In these brief moments, it is only the shared emotional experience that makes the world seem less random. Maybe it’s coincidence. Or maybe it’s an answer to our prayers.
Touch premieres tonight on Fox.
5 past episodes are available on the website as well.
Check it out!