Last Updated On October 1, 2018

 

Modern love walks beside me Modern love walks on by Modern love gets me to the church on time -David Bowie (photo credit: Rob Snyder)

 

 

Modern Love

Are there any caveats?
Any further instructions?
It would be nice to have a consistent answer to trying times.

What if more information does not yield more accuracy?
Maybe more information just increases skepticism,
What if data is no longer a comfort.

Perhaps validation comes from a different source entirely
Because no matter the mass of discriminate information gathered,
There is still no guarantee
Of an accurate result.

All that time my iPhone and my Alexa are listening to me,
Maybe its just a sea of waste,
It makes me sad that the NSA will never know who I truly AM.

Our brains are also ticking away,
Documenting our experiences,
Taking note of our physiological responses,
Making inferences about why we feel the way we do,
And how we should proceed.

But perhaps, and I’m flying by the seat of pants here,
Its wrong.

Maybe all our views and reactions and purchases,
And our repeated responses and check-ins
And the money we make and the home we inhabit and the friends we keep and the car we drive
And the party we belong to and the shoes we wear,
Our triggers and worries and addictions,
When gathered up and analyzed..

yields NOTHING.

But a hideous golem,
An affront to our elegant, complicated selves.

Maybe we aren’t just an amalgam of data points artlessly compressed.

The brain. It misinterprets. It protects. It over simplifies.

How about…
When the brain screams RETREAT!
We instead-
EXPAND

Our spirit strains against diminishment.
We are more than the numbers.
Our spirit moves like leaf to light,
Wishing only for us to GET BIGGER THAN THIS.

Expansion doesn’t necessarily mean exposure.
It can mean more awareness, more compassion, wider, deeper, gentler, lighter
Less reactive, More forgiving.

BIGGER THAN THIS.

Abandon the imperialistic view of expansion.
Its not all about reaching, annexing, accumulation.

BEING BIGGER THAN.

Talk to me
I feel closer to you than ever
You don’t have to cry.

 

Last Updated On October 1, 2018

 

Modern love walks beside me Modern love walks on by Modern love gets me to the church on time -David Bowie (photo credit: Rob Snyder)

 

Modern Love

Are there any caveats?
Any further instructions?
It would be nice to have a consistent answer to trying times.

What if more information does not yield more accuracy?
Maybe more information just increases skepticism,
What if data is no longer a comfort.

Perhaps validation comes from a different source entirely
Because no matter the mass of discriminate information gathered,
There is still no guarantee
Of an accurate result.

All that time my iPhone and my Alexa are listening to me,
Maybe its just a sea of waste,
It makes me sad that the NSA will never know who I truly AM.

Our brains are also ticking away,
Documenting our experiences,
Taking note of our physiological responses,
Making inferences about why we feel the way we do,
And how we should proceed.

But perhaps, and I’m flying by the seat of pants here,
Its wrong.

Maybe all our views and reactions and purchases,
And our repeated responses and check-ins
And the money we make and the home we inhabit and the friends we keep and the car we drive
And the party we belong to and the shoes we wear,
Our triggers and worries and addictions,
When gathered up and analyzed..

yields NOTHING.

But a hideous golem,
An affront to our elegant, complicated selves.

Maybe we aren’t just an amalgam of data points artlessly compressed.

The brain. It misinterprets. It protects. It over simplifies.

How about…
When the brain screams RETREAT!
We instead-
EXPAND

Our spirit strains against diminishment.
We are more than the numbers.
Our spirit moves like leaf to light,
Wishing only for us to GET BIGGER THAN THIS.

Expansion doesn’t necessarily mean exposure.
It can mean more awareness, more compassion, wider, deeper, gentler, lighter
Less reactive, More forgiving.

BIGGER THAN THIS.

Abandon the imperialistic view of expansion.
Its not all about reaching, annexing, accumulation.

BEING BIGGER THAN.

Talk to me
I feel closer to you than ever
You don’t have to cry.

Last Updated On October 1, 2018

Modern love walks beside me Modern love walks on by Modern love gets me to the church on time -David Bowie (photo credit: Rob Snyder)

Modern Love

Are there any caveats?
Any further instructions?
It would be nice to have a consistent answer to trying times.

What if more information does not yield more accuracy?
Maybe more information just increases skepticism,
What if data is no longer a comfort.

Perhaps validation comes from a different source entirely
Because no matter the mass of discriminate information gathered,
There is still no guarantee
Of an accurate result.

All that time my iPhone and my Alexa are listening to me,
Maybe its just a sea of waste,
It makes me sad that the NSA will never know who I truly AM.

Our brains are also ticking away,
Documenting our experiences,
Taking note of our physiological responses,
Making inferences about why we feel the way we do,
And how we should proceed.

But perhaps, and I’m flying by the seat of pants here,
Its wrong.

Maybe all our views and reactions and purchases,
And our repeated responses and check-ins
And the money we make and the home we inhabit and the friends we keep and the car we drive
And the party we belong to and the shoes we wear,
Our triggers and worries and addictions,
When gathered up and analyzed..

yields NOTHING.

But a hideous golem,
An affront to our elegant, complicated selves.

Maybe we aren’t just an amalgam of data points artlessly compressed.

The brain. It misinterprets. It protects. It over simplifies.

How about…
When the brain screams RETREAT!
We instead-
EXPAND

Our spirit strains against diminishment.
We are more than the numbers.
Our spirit moves like leaf to light,
Wishing only for us to GET BIGGER THAN THIS.

Expansion doesn’t necessarily mean exposure.
It can mean more awareness, more compassion, wider, deeper, gentler, lighter
Less reactive, More forgiving.

BIGGER THAN THIS.

Abandon the imperialistic view of expansion.
Its not all about reaching, annexing, accumulation.

BEING BIGGER THAN.

Talk to me
I feel closer to you than ever
You don’t have to cry.