MORNING MIST, Quaking Aspen (Populus temuloides), South Wallowas [ click photo for next . . . ]
This beautiful member of the Willow family is the most widely distributed
tree species of North America. An indicator at montane or mid-elevation
sites like this one (+-1500 meters in the Wallowas) of abundant surface
On the road in the American Northwest.
When music loses its relationship to dance,
it loses its sustaining and nurturing resonance with
the physical body, both of the individual performer
and, by implication, that of the Earth itself;
When music loses its relationship to poetry,
it loses its sustaining and nurturing resonance
with the human voice and, by implication,
the more subtle realms
of meaning and things spiritual.
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THE THREE CHAOSES
Generative chaos is the rich
polyphony of simultaneous orders of movement,
characteristic of, for example, both living sound
Degenerative chaos occurs when movements,
natural or otherwise, contradict, that is—speak
against, or fight against, one another. The most
extreme example is perhaps human conflict once
it is energized by absolute belief;
Passive chaos—perhaps the most difficult of the
three to understand—is the mysterious state of
motionlessness or silence which is full of the
potential energy of neutrality.
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