Sunday, March 11, 2007


"the machine" is a metaphor.

the machine is highly useful.

the machine existed before we created machines.

the machine can also be described as the ecology of the organism.

the Earth is a machine.

a human, for example, is a machine.

we are the machine.

but without the machine of our make, we know less of the machine to be a part.

whether it be infrastructure, food, happiness, government, city, home, body, religion, idol, language, image, time, space.

our gift to make the machine, in return makes us.

we can "program" or "direct" the machine.

but we cannot be free of the "program" or "direction" of the machine.

it is our existence, it is our reality.

but machines do break.

and so do we.

but does the machine of which we are a part, and in which we may make, break if we do?

(c) M. Waxman 2007

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