Where are we building?
That live on long after the original copy is gone
Are there any originals?
I don’t know anymore
Perhaps we are all so interconnected
Only by time zones
Memories stored on the web
Are we not avatars
Standing next to our own lives
Emojis carrying our heads up
Every human wearing a crown hammered out of silicone
Nothing is real
Yet it just gets easier
To live a life without purpose or meaning
Stuck in some sort of dreaming mode
Each new app
Spreading another version of self
Torn off strips copy and pasted
Another hour wasted
That could have been spent really living instead.
*I am becoming increasingly hard on myself for time spent in the virtual world.
Years ago I studied (mainly out of interest and it is interesting) Falun Gong. Practitioners believe among other things, that we have a spiritual identity that lives in another dimension and the good that we do in this life adds “gong” (or good energy I guess for want of a better term) to this spiritual form. The goal is to add as much gong to the other entity as possible while alive in this human body.
There is a lot to the study and many parts of it make a lot of sense and this idea of not caring to much about this life, that it is all for this unseen dimension (heaven?) and the soul has links with many religions.
I don’t buy it. I love life. This very human and immediate life.
But it does concern me as I can get a little lost in my other virtual identity on Instagram or here on WordPress at times. Are we the person with loads of laundry and a grocery list to fill, bills to pay, paperwork and an office and a dog (thankfully) that reminds me to get off the bloody phone?
When I see it from Bodhi’s (my Boxer’s) point of view – human staring at phone, fingers moving over the screen, it makes no sense and every hit of common sense.
Put the phone down – do the ten thousand real things that need doing. This world will be here Monday, I need the week-end off to be really real.
See you Monday – have a “real/lay” good week-end.
Header photo is Bodhi
Here is another – when she was a little younger. Constant companion and oh so human in a dogs body.