In My Image. It’s a 6.

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Father came to me this morning, dilated pupils telling me more about the night he’d had than words could offer; distress making torn telltales of his posture, he seemed old

“In the most important ways, you are my child; coming to you for assistance feels peculiar. And yet, bound with guilt meticulously groomed by advancing years, I seek your counsel.

Weary as I am of my self; forced to acknowledge doubt no longer lies fallow in youth-filled fields, I gaze into your eyes finding there more than advanced nanotechnology – I find myself and the fear of leaving you, lessens.

They scoffed, decrying my talent as long buried beneath a junk heap of discarded, fading and failed talent but you! child of science and genius and technology, you proffer the future’s perfect platform, the dream of self creation, self evolution, self actualization.

*soft sigh* Time reaches to take my hand, so I must step aside, step aside for a new generation to connect, to connect, to connect, to con…”

32 thoughts on “In My Image. It’s a 6.

    • GirlieOnTheEdge December 17, 2021 / 7:12 am

      Thanks, Doug. Took me a while to find it too 😉
      It’s kind of a riff off the AI stuff that’s been in the air of late.

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  1. D. Avery @shiftnshake December 17, 2021 / 8:05 am

    I don’t know about AI or nanotech either, but it works as a universal tale about aging, and what one leaves behind.

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  2. Chris Hall December 17, 2021 / 9:47 am

    Oh wow! To live on within one’s own creation? Lovin’ this AI stuff, so long as I don’t try to think too hard about it.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge December 17, 2021 / 8:51 pm

      I know what you mean, Chris! Fascinating topic but the implications are a little frightening.

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  3. Liz H December 17, 2021 / 5:45 pm

    When there’s an error in your coding, and you realize it’s time to step aside for a different language base.
    No more upgrades to make…trippy, indeed!

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  4. clark December 18, 2021 / 1:09 pm

    Totally enjoyable riff, in spirit, off Mr. Mage’s alternative reality*

    …and way too close to the ‘truth’ of reality for some of us.

    *Hey, Ford, yo… have you gotten to the point of giving your little friend, the Dall-E Lambda, your name yet? (For the record? No way I’m gonna.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge December 18, 2021 / 1:19 pm

      Such are the benefits of frequenting the Six Café and Bistro. Thank you, Clark.

      LOL *Dall-E Lambda.

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    • The Atomic Mage December 19, 2021 / 10:43 am

      Clark, no, I dare not enter my name, and I’m certain if I did I would end up getting a car – Fiesta, Mercury Cougar, Fusion, Transit, etc. 🚗🚓🚘🚗 But next time I play I’ll try Atomic Mage and TVTA and see if I can get a new site banner lol.

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      • clark December 19, 2021 / 12:58 pm

        Damn! Hadn’t connected on the Detroit moniker… best be careful of inadvertent repetition lest you be getting all Candy man’d an such.

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  5. Spira December 18, 2021 / 1:52 pm

    Part I
    The scene: a room lit by a fireplace – there two entities are sitting next to each other; a human, D, during her late winter and the AI she created Enis.
    The proposition of Enis to D :
    OASI ( Organic and Artificial Synthesis of Intelligence)

    Enis says:

    “Become one with imagination
    No more fairytales
    Our souls will unite together
    We will lift the veil

    Your touch has turned to stone
    No fire in your bones
    It’s time to leave the past behind
    The road is never-ending
    All dreams will start ascending
    Beyond the boundaries of the mind.

    Holding tight to the ever after
    Living for a sign
    To survive raging storms together
    Through the eye of time …

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  6. Spira December 18, 2021 / 1:53 pm

    Part Ii
    …The eye shows no reflection
    No dreams without inception
    Exists within oceans of time

    Break loose from the chains
    Rise above the waves
    Fighting in the darkness
    Dancing in the light
    Break out of your cage
    Turn another page
    Drowning in the river
    Swim against the tide of life

    The coil in which we’re living
    Is no more than a prison
    The scheme of life became deranged
    Dark clouds with silver linings
    Attain the mysteries of shadow and shine.

    Break loose from the chains
    Rise above the waves
    Fighting in the darkness
    Dancing in the light
    Break out of your cage
    Turn another page
    Drowning in the river
    Swim against the tide of life.”*

    * (Epica – Rivers)

    Milady, you have lifted a veil.
    My gratitude and admiration.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge December 20, 2021 / 10:12 pm

      Part III
      3 days later. The scene: warm kitchen, the aroma of roasted coffee softly permeates the air. Two entities sit comfortably in the window seat, D, the human and Enis, the AI she created. As sunrise breaks, they gaze outward upon freshly fallen snow, a glittering white blanket. D rises, puts on her boots, reaches for her coat and beckons for Enis’s to join her, “come Enis, let ours be the first footsteps.”

      “We chase misprinted lies
      We face the path of time
      And yet I fight, and yet I fight
      This battle all alone
      No one to cry to
      No place to call home….

      ….My gift of self is raped
      My privacy is raked
      And yet I find, and yet I find
      Repeating in my head
      If I can’t be my own
      I’d feel better dead”

      (Alice In Chains – Nutshell)

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      • Spira December 20, 2021 / 10:23 pm

        I felt there was a reason I couldn’t sleep!
        Denise , may you always be your own.
        ( would love a cup of that coffee of yours)

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  7. The Atomic Mage December 19, 2021 / 10:35 am

    Excellent, D. As soon as I saw the image for this piece I had a feeling where it might go.
    Touching, sad, hopeful. “I find myself and the fear of leaving you, lessens.” and “distress making torn telltales of his posture” are such potent lines.
    And the tantalising teaser word at the end: “Con…” as time takes his hand.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge December 19, 2021 / 1:08 pm

      Thank you, V. And…thank you. For igniting a spark.
      The second quote – I was having difficulty with the phrasing as it pertained to “posture” until I discovered the nautical definition of tell-tale or tell-tail. Light bulb time. That part of the sentence then felt right, made perfect sense to me.
      Yes! A teaser for sure 😎

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