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Gears [Nov. 25th, 2008|02:04 pm]
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The machine has many forms. Sometimes it’s all mechanical, just gears and cogs and all kinds of metal, like some kind of massive block of clockwork. Sometimes it’s modern and electronic; where everything is hospital white and clean. It’s always filled with people. Sometimes there are whole families together, or people band together to survive. Most of the time, no one knows how they got there. Most of the time, no one knows what the machine is, or who built it, or why. The machine never stops. The machine can’t be stopped, it will grind and grind no matter what we do. The machine makes pain. That’s what all the gears add up to. It will burn you, it will cut you, it will your snap your hand in between its gears, it will piece your skin over and over with its needles. It will crack and rend and slice you over and over and over. And the machine is vast., so immeasurably vast that you will never reach the end of the assembly line, at least I never have. But it is not inescapable. When you least expect it, an exit will appear. A hole in the wall that leads to blue sky. A sewer pipe draining down, down and away. Sometimes I escape. And eventually of course, I do wake up. I don’t think I have ever been inside the machine for more than an hour or two at a time, but who really knows how much real time passes in a dream? Remarkably, a dream catcher given by a friend has significantly reduced my visits to the machine. I’ll take an effective placebo over an ineffective drug any day.
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[User Picture]From: millennium_majr
2008-11-25 09:41 pm (UTC)
Sometimes the smallest cogs can have the biggest impact.
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[User Picture]From: goblinbee
2008-11-26 07:35 pm (UTC)
Particularly if you know which ones to take out.
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[User Picture]From: millennium_majr
2008-11-27 03:55 am (UTC)
Everything is interconnected in one way or another this we must remember.
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