on order and chaos

Posted: September 17, 2007 in All and Sundry, Musings, Random Observations, Stumbled Upon

bjork.jpg“A child in the dark, gripped with fear, comforts himself by singing under his breath. He walks and halts to his song. Lost, he takes shelter, or orients himself with his little song as best he can. The song is like a rough sketch of a calming and stabilizing, calm and stable, center in the heart of chaos. Perhaps the child skips as he sings, hastens or slows his pace. But the song itself is already a skip: it jumps from chaos to the beginnings of order in chaos and is in danger of breaking apart at any moment…”

–Deleuze and Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus

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