Friday, July 21, 2006

the benefit of confusion

The benefit of confusion is that stuff gets shaken up and rearranged and unstuck. As long as things remain orderly, there is a chance that they will also seem inevitable and unchangeable. Nothing is orderly in confusion so nothing is inevitable.

The benefit of confusion is that nutrients get spread around. It's confusing for the worms when the dirt turns in the spring.

The benefit of confusion is that things seem to come to light randomly, so that you find little things you might have forgotten were there.

The benefit of confusion is that it makes it hard to label things right or wrong, and so we have to really look at things to find out what they are.

The benefit of confusion is that it often turns out better than you think it will.

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