I love this one from Jamie and agree 100%. Regular readers know that as an artist I value chaos for its amazing potential to create change –exceptionally potent and positive change, when we identify the forms in which we would love to nudge those energies.
I love Jamie’s reclamation of Pandora, too, and have been pondering a similar dynamic with our yard: the fine line between exuberant abundance and uncontrollable plants. Nice and neat does not produce as well as gloriously wild. I love to surf that perfect wave between beauty and chaos — between intentionality and the surprising gifts of Nature and the Great Mystery. Big blessings and much love!
Pandora’s Box, 1871, by Dante Gabriel Rossetti. PD image courtesy of Wikimedia.
“If everything is uncertain, then the future is open to human creativity, to possibility and therefore to a better world.” ~ Immanuel Wallerstein
We don’t normally see chaos as an ally,because it seems so, well, chaotic. Uncertain. It feels uncomfortable and thus unfriendly.
It freaks us outwhen ‘real life’ starts going all Salvador Dali on us and melting and shapeshifting whether we want it to or not (and often, we don’t, even if we sort of do).
Part of the problem is that we’ve been taught that change is bad — that we’re supposed to create things that have ‘staying power’ and just keep on growing and expanding endlessly in the form that we envision.
The 1897 painting of fighting “Laelaps” (now Dryptosaurus) by Charles R. Knight. PD-US, Wikimedia.
When things start changing, the dear, sweet
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