Sitting here, on top of the world... In San Francisco...
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I've been at a conference about the web. Looking at Web 2.0 concepts and technologies. For those new to these ideas, a quick synopsis:
Web 1.0 (the past) = websites are the authority
Web 2.0 (now-ish and the future) = users are the authority (wikipedia, myspace, blogs etc etc)
In a nutshell...
I'm sat here, on the 36th floor of the Grand Hyatt, overlooking the city by night...
2 things struck me.
In the spirit of Matthew Fox, it struck me that Creation Spirituality is like the ultimate "world 2.0". God has given us this planet to remix, mash-up and churn out our own interpretation and to fashion something new from something that already exists.
O holy city
You make your mark
You struggle and fight the darkness
Your electric beacons shout
"Look at me!"
Your towers stretching to the sky say
"I am invinsible"
Yet in doorways, on street corners
in shopping malls,
in bars and restaurants,
a million people are saying,
"I am not invinsible,
I am scared and weak and desolute.
I am vulnerable and sometimes out-of-control."
the city lights and sounds keep playing.
Evoking a force higher than itself.
It is the sound of human-kind.
Doing its thing, living its life,
experiencing its fleeting moment.
And it carries you on its tidal wave.
And you have to just grab a branch and stop and look sometimes.
For fear of being drowned.