Monday November 4th 2013 Tim
The "category" aligns thought. Instead of
ping-pong in all directions, a category is a nice neat cage with a name
So for example something like "Eco-Poetry" can then become a structure,
a DNA under a microscope. For months the professor stares at the
results and then announces "Yes! this is Eco-Poetry." And here the
reply of "So what!" to such announcement is deemed "unconstructive."
So how does one relate
Carrots and Potato , Stalagmites and Pebbles to rivers and streams and the
impression of mountains, forests and hills. I'd argue for structures that
are center-less. Unnerving places, where the up and down lack conviction.
Worrisome it is. Unbalanced to the point where the mind reels to unanswered
questions. "Steady, Boys! Steady," was a late eighteenth century solution.
"Hearts of Oak" the song is called. It has the "Us Against Them" words,
the stirring music, and it rhymes.