THE FIRST inkling that there was something out there, beyond my understanding, lurking in the depths of cyberspace, came early in the 21st century. An e-mail popped up on my screen from a friend in America inviting me to click on a link and visit his “blog”.... from timesonline
when i was lost in tweaker time, i became a cyber punk. i totally did my sex shopping and most of my communication via an internet connection. it was the vehicle for most of my emotional life and was the safest way for me to maneuver in the larger world without being seen or having to encounter reality.
in thinking about the process that is involved with this blogging journey i realize it has been/ remains a similar and tremendous experience. i look forward to hearing from people i have never met, or some i met only through this process, and these beings have become a very welcome part of my daily/weekly experience.
never has making friends on other continents, or in other cities been so effortless and so fast. and i must say that losing some of those folks, or being free from them, has happened so painlessly. i read on some blogs about deception, about thought provoking politics, about dogma as well as faith, and about oddities. most are fleeting, but there are instances and images that i carry still.
my own perceptions have vastly expanded and the way i operate in the physical world has been altered by these interactions and online contacts i have in this realm.
ultimately, i don't know if this is healthier or not, but it feels much better. i don't think i am deciding that here, though. i am only saluting the transition of my 3d world to that which includes halves of relationships, percentages of truth, and facets of people. i have been able to introspect, circumspect, retrospect here, all within somewhat of a vaccuum. i can tell truths about myself and live with any residual shame. virtually no one is watching my every move. (i know this may not be the case for everyone), but so it is in my world. it has been like a nutritional salve that i can apply when i'm feeling burnt or raw. for me it holds restorative powers.
i guess it still is a new drug. well, okay, maybe not so new. i mean- i've developed a whole new vernacular for this part of my life- we all have...
Buy it, use it, break it, fix it,
Trash it, change it, mail - upgrade it,
Charge it, point it, zoom it, press it,
Snap it, work it, quick - erase it,
Write it, cut it, paste it, save it,
Load it, check it, quick - rewrite it,
Plug it, play it, burn it, rip it,
Drag and drop it, zip - unzip it,
Lock it, fill it, call it, find it,
View it, code it, jam - unlock it,
Surf it, scroll it, pause it, click it,
Cross it, crack it, switch - update it,
Name it, rate it, tune it, print it,
Scan it, send it, fax - rename it,
Touch it, bring it, Pay it, watch it,
Turn it, leave it, start - format it.
today's sound choice is daft punk with "technologic"