Wednesday, July 29, 2009

000 0000 & 000 0001

01001000 01000001 01001110 01001110 01000001 01001000

that's my name in binary code, HANNAH. zeros and's how your bank account is broken down when you transfer funds, make withdrawals, buy something. it's your social security, or what's left of it, as you earn every year your work. it's your online life, as you email, blog, facebook, the whole gamut.

binary isn't written by humans but it's written by a very expensive calculator we call a computer.

so, what some people might consider to be "my life" can be translated into zeros and ones. how much i earn, how much i'm able to spend, who the government says i am, what type of online persona i project, can all be boiled down to zeros and ones. does that seem right to you?

a really wise teacher once wrote,
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

take a look at your car, your clothes, your house, your job, your health. one day all those things will fall by the wayside, and what will you be left with? 000 0000 & 000 0001? GOD, i hope not. what the hell kind of life is that?

i don't want the sum of my life to be about what can be crunched by some computer into binary code but i want my life to be about the intangibles. good things like, you can't see but you definitely know are real. maybe more real than a lot of the things we spend so much freaking time doing or trying to achieve.

but what about you?

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