You never know when someone is saying something because they practice it, or because they’re working on change and balance, or trying to adapt. Everyone is in a constant see-saw between what was and is no more, and what is and will soon change. Communication is simple, but we complicate it so much… So, the more complex a system, the harder to adapt it to the present reality. Not impossible, but a lot of work.
I’m working on a language workshop, tree years worth of notes. It would’ve taken God knows how long, I’m glad I grew up playing music. I read it over and it falls into place like magic. Well, more like music. After all this time I can see the nuances of it, that was a lot of work breaking it down too. So worth it.
I spent the day with Riley, she’s 6 months old. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to see how fast she changes. Today, how much she already knows of her schedule and environment, and how she already communicates her needs and thoughts, if you know how to read her signs. I’m really happy to join her in this reciprocal learning quest. We’re on a flipped classroom!
Oh, but this post started because iTunes is offering me songs to buy based on music I’ve been googling. I do think there’s a mathematical aspect to our evolution, an algorithm playing itself out between geologic, meteorologic, sociological changes, like the theory of everything. I just think it changes so fast and thoroughly that we can’t keep up with it, and as much as the mainstream tries to slow down sociological changes using a mass distraction machine to make use of institutions and structures they’ve invested into, those structures will still topple if they’re not flexible or can’t be reconfigured, like language, like music, and like people.
So, as much as I love to take cues from the music that naturally and mathematically comes into my life, I’m also glad to know what it means based on context, even if I must interpret it as a koan, or even flat out reject it until it comes into the right perspective. That is freedom, it’s a little wiggle room within subjective reality. It is partly free, and partly deterministic. Part of a cycle that can be expected, like the stars, but that surprise us still, like a new meteor, from time to time, because there’s so much we haven’t experienced enough times to make out the pattern. The outer sphere of awareness.
Riley is experiencing that in a smaller scale that is expanding in incredible speed… (That sounded like a line from a comic…) I think one day we’ll teach kids because they want to know, naturally, like it was before compulsory education, but still using the best of both worlds. We’ll learn to calculate pi with fractal broccoli, out on the garden. By age 15, they’ll keep inventory like they’ve been raised in a bakery, and administering resources will again be second nature, without the confusion of trying to learn a skill or trade in an unnatural method, locked up in a drowsy room that offers little stimuli, little direct connection to the world. I think she’s treasure, like my nieces and my nephew, like all the cutie patooties I know. They’re working all the time to be amazing, they’re doing a fantastic job!!