Friday, May 16, 2014
For those not in love, there’s law, to rule,
to regulate, to rectify. (Wm Gass)
INCOMMENSURATE: I love this word and
use/abuse it a lot. It rescues. Saves. My salve
& salvation—delivers me daily from my ongoing
crimes against convention and protocol.
Protects my moving violations & alchemy.
Fools paradise: room in the inn.
Thank God for incommensuration:
the word, the notion, the idea, the
People are more important than ideas, my
good old man would tell me and he’s right,
but I prefer ideas. Solace They shape me.
Justify my love.
The values of Finished Product on the one
hand: coherence, consistency, clarity. Hail
The values of Process on the other hand:
incoherence, inconsistency, confusion.
Mothers of my Inventing: blessed are you
among women and blessed are the children
that you bear.
Incommensurate This: the 2 value-sets. The
Two Economies, my colleague Gary calls
them. Incommensurate but collaborative.
Imagine if only one dominated. Be boss.
That would be half-assed yes?
But The Knowledge of INCOMMENSURATION
is present to mediate, suffer in translation.
Prevent the 2 from collapse and confusion.
Otherwise Finished Product dominates,
rules, regulates, rectifies before it's time.