Purpose

Posted by on March 22, 2018 at 1:17 am.

“Is that your purpose? Fixing things?”

I have often found it difficult to explain what it is about fixing things that feeds my soul. Seeing this movie in theaters, this scene struck as close as anything ever has.

Machines have what purpose we give them, and they are as imperfect or as perfect as we are in the moment of their creation. If I can make a saxophone perfect- if I can fulfill the dream of its creator by turning back time, entropy, mistakes at the factory, manufacturing accommodations to economy- and make this machine perfect, then that means we humans must be ok. A perfect machine tells me we can be perfect too, for what we are, for when we are, just for a little while.