I am thinking only of those movements caused by organisms moving themselves. From basic tropisms (the heliotropism of the sunflower staring always into the sun) to complex human techniques. I am not thinking of the buffeting kinds of movement that is our constant background: unfelt jiggety brownian movement; wafting of motes of pollen and seeds; stong flowings of winds and tides; bashing, dashing (along with all your hopes) sweeping away. I have not had the time (nor courage?) to trace out the connection of these two types of movement. 


The salient movement is further divided (mostly when speaking of human sorts of people but it's just as relevant to many other kinds of people as well) into instrinsic movements and extrensic movements. I will for now restrict myself to the extrensic, the movement of the person within a field. Clearly there is a kind of boundary here, a shielding of an inside against an outside. The boundary interspace is crucial for the entangling, in ever-smaller fractal increments, of intrinsic and extrinsic.


Extrinsic movement is always bidirectional. Recall the story of the lab monkey.                                          more to come 


The bidirectionality of movement is related to reciprocity. Is reciprocity the larger law?




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I am I and my circumstance;

and, if I do not save it, I do not save myself.                       —JOSÉ ORTEGA Y GASSET

Changing the Conversation

I was born. I am always a vessel for something other than myself. The self is only a

vehicle for Foreign matter which comes from elsewhere and is destined to go on

elsewhere without me, whether it's words, smells, vision                                                      ––EMANUELE COCCIA  Metamorphoses

The Story Teller

Now, more than ever . . . our place in the universe and the place of the universe in us, is proving to be one of active relationship. That is more than a scientist's credo. The separateness of our lives is a sham. Physics, mathematics, music, painting, my love for you, my work, the star-dust of my body, the spirit that impels it, my politics,  clocks diurnal, time perpetual, the roll, rough, tender, swamping, liberating, breathing, moving, thinking nature, human nature and the cosmos are patterned together.

      —JEANETTE WINTERSON                Gut Symmetries

What you do, what you become, is not my concern.                      ROBERT MCCALL



Yes, there is beauty

There is love

There is joy.

All you who suffer from

the world's miseries

Defend them.

                         ––EEVA KILPI


"Don't immanentize the eschaton."  

                     ––ERIC VOEGELIN

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