Memes are wonderful. Running on a subliminal level of our perception, they trigger our emotions by addressing various cultural artifacts, crazily mixing them, even bringing entirely new meanings of well-known ideas.
Neuropsychologist N.K.Humphry, and Ethnologist Richard Dawkins (coined the term “meme” in his book “The Selfish Gene”), even supposed that memes should be considered
- as living structures, not just metaphorically, and
- as physically residing in the brain (Source).
Indeed, they get their own life, as we’ve seen, for example here:
The most recent — and beautiful — meme is Sitting Bernie.
The photograph Brendan Smialowski captured Bernie Sanders sitting during Biden’s inauguration, lonesome, sunk into reflection, camouflaged by mask and mittens.