His question brought the present reality back into focus.
Its present realities are quite different from the myths created about it.
One way to increase this effect is to incorporate aspects of present reality into the story.
A loud howling sound brought me back into present reality.
But I agree with what you're saying on the whole: the present reality is beyond a joke.
Suddenly bringing a parallel of that image into present reality became all important.
Well, his present reality had very little to recommend it.
After all, could it be worse than her and Lisa's present reality?
So the question is this: what role does the Union intend to play in a future which has already become present reality?
It is not just that high myth looks down towards low present reality.