“I’ll add it to the queue.” “Get those wheels turning.” And one of my recent favorites: “Do you have the bandwidth to take on this new project?”
What do these phrases have in common? They all refer to human beings in machine terminology.
I wait in the clearing for them to join me. It is my celebration, after all.
The sun is shining, bathing the lea in a warm glow. There is an entire meadow of soft greenery for us to dig our toes into. Nothing sharp, nothing dangerous, nothing to mar our time together. There is just the slightest breeze. The sky is the most pleasant timeless blue imaginable.
Some are small, simple, compact.
Some are large, like an all-encompassing
Many are a longing
to get the bills paid with some change left over.
A few are humanitarian
and reach out and beyond what the dreamer
can see in his own corner of the world.
I have a dream,
and so do you, and you,
and almost everyone.
On this day we honor
a dreamer most wonderful
On this day,
let us also honor
all dreams and dreamers
for nothing more
and nothing less
then to better
the state of
the human condition.