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July 6th 2009

  "Creative Is Day"

    The many parts of thought include tenses.  Something "was", or "will be" or "is".  To think of tenses as parts of language, however, is to begin to think of language as Aristotle might have done, and as mostly we still do.  A flora and fauna of parts, each molecule of which, once identified will describe the whole.

    How else might description be managed.  How else might I understand the mechanisms of pollination, without resorting to fable.  How else might I understand the word 'tense' when applied to language.  

    The description of parts, it is argued, is useful in pursuit of the real.  Alternatives tend toward whimsy and floundering, and are wisely frowned upon.    


    A description from parts produces an idea of process.  This would mean that actually the "sun is not".  Rather the sun is a moment in process.  And in the same breath, "creative is not", rather it is a moment in process.    

   The useful assumption is that "creative is" lies wholly within process.  It does not exist as an unknown object.  The floundering and more whimsical view, suggests a truer representation is to see "creative is" as a force, like gravity.  The altogether eccentric see "creative is" as an unknown object.

    To my mind - "creative is".  A pleasant and happy mystery around which to wrap words in a manner quite devoid of any purpose provided by tense.  In other words a sort of playground in now.

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