ethereal.otherworldly

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dreaming of goddesses, sunflowers and italian sunshine.

Message to Readers

humans are inherently good. it is society that corrupts them.

faith in humanity

September 2, 2018

PROMPT: This I Believe

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we make robots and name them
discovery and imagination
we send them into the sky
and sing happy birthday to them,
non-sentient machines
solely because we don't want them
(non-feeling creatures)
to feel alone.

my friend always buys the most
battered boxes of pasta
because she worries
that no one else will.

we see a squirrel in
the road ahead
and risk car crashes
to keep them
from getting hurt.

my cousin tucks in all of her toys
even though she knows they're not alive
simply so that they'll be comfortable.

we lie on uncomfortable ground
for hours sometimes
to see the stars that are there every night
because we spend our lives
searching for beauty.

one day we might be gone
and discovery and imagination
will be the only remnants of us left
and maybe someone will find them
and they will ask who used to be
and our creations will say
we do not know, but they named us
discovery and imagination
and sang us happy birthday
and told us to tell you hello.

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6 Comments
  • ethereal.otherworldly

    i don't lmao. but i swear i've never seen a post like this and the words can't be the same, i wrote this in math class in my notebook. any similarities are definitely not intended!


    about 1 year ago
  • Kenny

    Do u have a tumblr account? Because I swear I saw a post just like this one a few minutes ago. The words are exactly the same.


    about 1 year ago
  • Lily May

    This piece is truly wonderful! I know I'm going to come back to reread it in the future.


    about 1 year ago
  • Sophia DuBose

    As others have said, this beautiful. In a world that often feels drowned in negativity (especially when it comes to technology), this piece has a quiet, patient, hope about it. Thank you for believing.


    about 1 year ago
  • janice

    Very impactful!


    about 1 year ago
  • Hannah Gaudette - JoyfulWriter

    This is BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for sharing this.


    about 1 year ago