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  • Computers are magnificent tools for
    the realization of our dreams, but no
    machine can replace the human spark
    of spirit, compassion, love, and understanding.

    Louis Gerstner

    For want of a letter, a word was lost.

    For want of a word, a thought was lost.

    For want of a thought, a poem was lost.

    For want of a poem, a moment was lost.

    For want of a moment, connection was lost.

    For want of connection, reconciliation was lost.

    For want of reconciliation, forgiveness was lost.

    For want of forgiveness, love was lost.

    For want of love, a relationship was lost.

    For want of a relationship, kind words were lost.

    For want of kind words, compassion was lost.

    For want of compassion, the world was lost.

    (Photograph by Alex in Paradise, in the 3-D virtual world of Second Life)
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