My father’s father, Bruno
leans forward and glisteningly declares
that they built this building
just this morning.
Just this morning? my father leans in
like baiting a hook,
Yeah! Grandpa’s blue eyes sparkle towards
the attention, the reality.
Just this morning!
Hahahahahaha! laughs Dad.
Grandma stares in a way that is furious
My mother, the silent statue
a kind of obedience learned over time
when one does what one must.
before completely dismissing the advantages of technology, pls step outside of your able-bodied perspective & consider what it means for those of us who are disabled + spend countless days of our years confined to our beds, unable to “get up & enjoy life outside of a computer/smartphone screen.” the internet has truly been a blessing for this chronically sick girl.
I think of this often, as plenty of the technology I see pop up is instantly mocked as enabling people to be even lazier, dooming us all to a dystopian future. It always amazes me at how oblivious the commentary seems to the idea that this could be life-changing for the right people.
Even when considering able-bodied people, it never seems to occur to anyone that there’s a choice to not give up on all things and turn into a lazy lump. It could instead be seen as a powerful opportunity to prioritize, to choose what to be lazy about so time can be devoted to more important things. A practice that has been readily repeated throughout history and I would say has been key to the advancement of several aspects of humanity.
As one of those with the disabled perspective, I’m pretty fucking happy to be alive in these times. The internet and technology have done absolutely incredible things to improve my life.