Monday, September 15, 2008

"Stone Hole"

star pool

a bit of random imagery...

see a goldfish swimming in a round pond
directionless, here and there
bounded by the water surface,
the underwater ground beneath,
and the shoreline edge where
the air, water and ground meet

add a large stone in the center of the pond

now a new boundary exists,
a stone "hole" in the pond
causing the fish to swim in circles
now the fish has purpose and direction

Human society confines individuals
into niche cubicles with social boundaries
which gives them purpose and direction

But too many stones, or too many fish
produces chaotic conflicts (traffic jam)
while too few stones or too few fish
produces aimless confusion and drifting

(inspired from 'Ode' magazine, How to move a tree)

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