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Monday, April 24, 2006

Illo Friday: Robot

Are we alone?

stare into the blank light below
signs calling out to what's beyond
is there something out there?
is there someone out there?

sometimes we wish there would be
as to escape the mess we made here
but is there really somewhere else to go?
a better place, should we even hope?

moving about we travel
we gain thought and more to wonder
but are we sticking to one path, one routine?
do we seek answers to questions with no meaning?

reopen the past to make changes
recreate history all over
is there a key to the universe?
is there something we have yet to discover?

or are we just lost
in our own demise
and selfish consumption?

We are the robots of our time.




"Crossing the Universe"
700 x 450
MS Paint



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illo note: Click image to see it in Flickr, or view full size.
Visit another crop circle illo i made, for the subject Lost

Open Challenge: "if given a chance to go back in time just for one month, without any memory of being from the future, what year/age would you prefer to be? Why? And, what would you do?"

Everyone is invited to share their thoughts, please post here

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10 Park your thoughts here:

Blogger HARDWAX whispered...

The uneven line that leads to or allows escape from the circle is a relief. As perfect and beautiful as it is, it's not a space where most of us could stay very long.

Your words are troubling and intrigueing, beautiful!

24/4/06 11:43 AM  
Blogger AscenderRisesAbove whispered...

Very interesting take on the subject!

24/4/06 12:14 PM  
Blogger TXArtcGal whispered...

Awesome take on this week's topic...and, rather creepy! :) Great job!

24/4/06 11:01 PM  
Blogger carla whispered...

This is a very thoughtful interpretation. I like the strange crop circles...with your words, it makes me stop and wonder...

25/4/06 1:10 AM  
Blogger dreaming-neko whispered...

i'm not sure.
but i feel alone these days :(

25/4/06 9:50 AM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

hardwax.. yes, i was thinking if one would stay there long, he'd either be abducted or see something looming over him. 8) troubling and intriguing? hmm.. now that made me re-read what i wrote...

AscenderRisesAbove.. 8) thanks

TXArtcGal.. lol thanks! had a creepy dream about crop circles when I was a kid. So when the film 'Signs' came I don't wanna miss it. Kinda disappointed me in a way coz the crops were not the focus. but anyway.. thanks for dropping by.

carla.. thanks. guess the mystery of the crop circles also induces great wonder indeed

dreaming-neko.. ooh... why? tssk are you ok, man? hold on to those dreams.. i'll drop by your blog today.

25/4/06 4:21 PM  
Blogger floots whispered...

great pairing of words and pic
that last line was especially
good
damning and chilling
if we (human race) are alone
it could be our fault
cheers

26/4/06 12:40 AM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

thanks floots! well, yes, it has been found that these crop circles are not mystical signs, but hand made by a few people for years. in a way, this illo and poem demonstrates how we fail to 'send the message out there'...

26/4/06 9:07 AM  
Anonymous irvine whispered...

oh! oh! I see a Robot Mommy feeding spaghetti to her Robot Baby! mmm njam! ..hmm do I see the beginning of the Flying Spaghetti Monster? hihi ^_^ huugss

26/4/06 8:55 PM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

LOL it amazes me on how you see things, Blue! and i bet your Mom laughed when you said you saw robots eating spaghetti here! lots of hugs for you!

27/4/06 8:45 AM  

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