Privilege

Privilege

by Mike (Binary Rhyme) Heffernan You can download the .mp3 here: BelltowerofPrivilege.mp3 What calling what meaning minor wanderings and fleeting effect? From earth’s womb emerges consciousness seeking purpose cause great or small Unique, perhaps, amongst rock fire and ice to come and to pass on What more is required? to be is sufficient privilege This follows a late night discussion… one of those “meaning of life” chats. I’m pretty driven but I recognize that my efforts will result in things destined to pass in time. The conclusion of the gab was that conscious life is so rare in the universe (indeed – perhaps we are the only self aware consciousness? Who knows?) that to be here is enough. Legacy is a nice idea but not required. The image is a capture of a structure I built, The Belltower of Privilege, that portrayed this poem for Burn2 2010, an official (if virtual) affiliate of Burning Man. It played random notes across three pentatonic octaves – which you can hear in the...