"Everything I play is different -- different melody, different harmony, different structure. Each piece is different then the other.... When the song tells a story, when it gets a certain sound, then it's through ... completed. Anybody can play a composition and use far-out chords and make it sound wrong. It's making it sound right that's not easy."
Thelonious Monk.


"It ís a lot like the difference between solids, where the atoms are locked into place, and fluids, where the atoms tumble over one another at random. But right in between the two extremes, at a kind of abstract phase transition called the ëedge of chaos, í you also find complexity: a class of behaviors in which the components of the system never quite lock into place, yet never quite dissolve into turbulence, either. These are the systems that are both stable enough to store information, and yet evanescent enough to transmit it. These are the systems that can be organized to perform complex computations, to react to the world, to be spontaneous, adaptive, and alive.
M. Mitchell Waldrop, from Complexity [p. 293]


"One must resist the temptation to enclose (circumscribe) the newly emerging with the already existing. Such tendencies will sacrifice 'novelty' to the safety nets of the familiar."
Heller Levinson
with



gypsy blood spilling from the warm brick

contagion

ripens
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arson, actuality … frippery translucence

unlooses conclusions trammeling in gamma colonoscopies purling the engines unruly maneuver Endymion soup surcharging gloom

fire            a lung crusading

an endeavor


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