Pixels With Purpose

Patience teaches us the alphabet of gentleness

Salvation snuck up on me as pixels with purpose
It teleported into my pocket without introduction
Before stepping off a train with an anxious smile
Clearly identifiable human warmth in person

It teleported into my pocket without introduction
That first serotonin hit of sincere concern
Clearly identifiable human warmth in person
Thawed a heart fluent in disaffection and silence

That first serotonin hit of sincere concern
A blessing I held between my shaking hands
Thawed a heart fluent in disaffection and silence
To win over a mind paralyzed by noise

A blessing I held between my shaking hands
Solace and comfort on a colorless winter day
To win over a mind paralyzed by noise
Invoke curiosity as the future and the cure

Solace and comfort on a colorless winter day
Conversation unfolds one question at a time
Invoke curiosity as the future and the cure
Speak, for only dialogue can dispel loneliness

Conversation unfolds one question at a time
The present becomes a four-handed ode to life
Speak, for only dialogue can dispel loneliness
Yet yesterday hangs heavy, bleeding into today

The present becomes a four-handed ode to life
All we thought gone and lost forever returns
Yet yesterday hangs heavy, bleeding into today
Patience teaches us the alphabet of gentleness

All we thought gone and lost forever returns
Grace is a slow drip infusing reality with a glow
Patience teaches us the alphabet of gentleness
Cracking us open to reveal the surprise within

Grace is a slow drip infusing reality with a glow
Salvation snuck up on us as pixels with purpose
Cracking us open to reveal the surprise within:
Even as data packets, we are still capable of love.

“Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.”
Steve Jobs

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