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please come visit me there…
When we look up into the night sky… like we must have 1000’s of years ago… we must not have seen much pattern.. but as we went about our world with its storms and uncertainty.. we would have longed for patterns.. some kind of predictability… like we mostly got when day changed to night and then came around again on the next day… when we look around us today.. we want some kind of structure.. in the same way crystals.. make predictably beautiful patterns.. we hope that somehow life can be – on a level where we can believe.. conforming to some similar pattern… I am no different as I try to make sense of my world… and there are patterns where we don’t expect to see them.. imagine those great astronomers who started to recognize that our stars are arranged in galaxies.. that then expand into these beautiful spiral vortexes… chaos giving way to pattern.. to some aspect of predictability.. to the idea of design conforming to laws governing universal processes that are at once molecular and also galactic.. there is great comfort in that… the mere act of seeking pattern.. whether an artist.. a biologist… a physicist… we are engaging in an act of deep faith.. belief that the pattern will yield if we just look in the right way… Students of Chaos Theory understood that just depending on the point of view.. or how the information is assembled.. patterns can be realized… described by a mathematical equation… there is tremendous comfort in that… in a world that seems perpetually hinged on uncertainty…
My life’s quest… is based in a deep faith… a need that such patterns should exist if subjected to the right interrogation… my boats… the way they interact – generating their patterns… move into unknown zones – holding on tightly to each other to navigate the seams of the unknown… all the while being convinced that we are held together by some deep pattern… deep laws of connection that transcend material and give us hope..
2 people came in
I smiled again..
They walked down the corridor
drinking a Segafredo which I had to walk
quite far to find.
this IS Paddington!
coffee should be closer.
It is delicious
I just saw Francis Keevil’s truck drive
Estelle came in
I saw a couple kiss this morning
As they said goodbye at the traffic light
Just a gentle peck…
And I just thought it incredible
that we do that
that we need that…….. that absolute minimal touch of two
as they part
the minimal and fragile and transient
connection of two Boat Building Blocks
that.. even in that connection
even if its quick… lies all the possibility
which is just love
I always used to paint boats
one boat per painting
that told a story
I tried to find meaning
in these boats
I wondered if they
but I was never satisfied
by being a boat
but then I decided.. what if
I was not a boat
but somehow made up
lots of little interacting
no longer alone
but working together
in weird and wonderful
and mysterious ratios
like building blocks
slowly unfolding me
and my story as
they sail into the
sewing it up
to be whole once
Mechanism of Boat Inversion
Short Communication: Steven I. Durbach and Sid Sledge
Recent results suggest that Boat Building Blocks can be inverted when caught up in continuous.. infinitely diminishing spirals… the property of most matter and objects to invert or be overturned is embedded in the architecture underlying everything… through the interaction of discrete (i.e. discontinuous) BBBs with continuous.. infinitely diminishing spirals. (see Fig.1).
Fig.1 Showing Boat Building Blocks (BBBs) caught and being inverted in a randomly occurring spirals
Boat Building Blocks caught in spirals.. which periodically appear as breaks in the continuum… continue to proliferate down to the infinitely small vortex structure of the spiral.. at a certain point or
region.. the BBBs can no longer be comfortably accommodated because of their discrete size… this juncture where there is an interaction between the discrete / discontinuous boats and the infinitely continuous, but diminishing spiral.. leads to an as yet undefined mechanism.. but which clearly involves evident warping and stretching of BBBs.. the fact that they can accommodate such distortions allows this seam transgression to take place and for the resulting boats to be inverted as they exit the spiral.
This quirk in the underlying architecture therefore goes some way to explaining the ability of structures to be overturned and inverted.. but also more subtly other properties such as left and right handedness of much of matter and its emergent forms, as well as mirror-imaging.
[footnote : 1] The distortions are necessary to maintain the Hierarchy of Law.. where the way boats interact is superior to maintaining their structural integrity.. thus stretching or warping is accommodated to maintain connectivity rules
Not everything that flies is bird…
Not everything that swims is fish…
Not everything that walks is sheep…
Not everything that weeps is man…