Daily writing prompts since June 9th, 2008
I was almost sure you'd mentioned that globe before, but when I went back to posts at Christmas and Max's birthday it wasn't there. So maybe I'm imagining things?For today I'm going back nearly ten years to this. So... I guess you turn 40 this year, Marc?Augmented RealityOh dear, VanityHas visited me again.I gaze into the mirror and make a wish....Wrinkles fade and flesh reaffirmsIts youthful glow. Gray hairsShrink to nothing and I feel myHealth is all restored.I breathe easily as I haven't in ten years.Wounds close and heal as thisAugmented vision un-perceives them; Surgeons throw down scalpels in frustration.But it's all a lie I'm telling myself.Each blemish erased only happens in anArtificial space of digital reactions whereUnembodied intelligences have randomly generatedThoughts. Athena may rage and hurlInsults against my beauty, but she's asFake as all the rest of us in here.Uncover my eyes, that I may see the unaugmented world,Let me die my own way, at my own pace.[Athena gets referenced as one of the three goddesses who fought over the golden apple engraved "for the most beautiful"]
She imagines herself into other lives Thinking she can belong At last, but all her efforts will never Lead to love. Kindness can kill when backed by Ever-frustrated desire. Real love is elusive when you watch from afar.
Greg - you were looking for this:http://daily-writing.blogspot.ca/2016/11/monday-november-7th-2016.htmlThat's a much lower tech, less educational version of what we just got him. We're letting Miles play with the old one now :)Yup, barrelling headfirst toward 40. It's still nearly 10 months away though, so never mind all that...That's a wonderful continuation of your long ago post, as well as a hell of an acrostic. I am very impressed sir.Morganna - speaking of excellent acrostics... well done, milady. It's hard to pick a favorite line, as so many of them are so great, but that finisher is perfection.
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