Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Transition, Change and other "Morphatious" things

I did it again, made up another word: "morphatious". I looked up morph in the dictionary and it described the complete process of change, For example a computer graphics program that can morph a snake into a bird and the transitions are so small you can't see them from one frame to another.

I think it's a good word to describe everything. It is only an illusion that something (anything) you are are looking at right now is unchanging. One quick example, but I think that most of my readers know the constantly changing nature of everything.
There's a bottle sitting on my desk right now. It does not appear to be changing, however at one time it was just silicon sand, and a year form now it will most likely be recycled into something else. I just looked at it again, it appears the same but it has moved thousands of miles through space (along with the rest of the planet) and even if I I can not detect it it has moved along in the decompostion process.

Well, it seems to me that there is not anything that is unchanging (anything in this world of "things" at least), so if I were to describe anything as "morphatious" it must be correct. Which actually describes the "enigma" of "describing" anything. We of the human species developed this thing called "language", well, language requires that we put static definitions on things that are not static, but as long as we acknowledge the the changing nature of things it works well as a communicating tool.

And that is just what I am trying to put my finger on. (Kinda like grabbing a handful of jello) I want to feel like I am the master of my destiny, like I actually know where I'm going and what I'm doing. But my reality is too morphatious ---- it's just changing and changing and changing-----I feel like Dorothy and Toto in the Wizard of Oz --------are we back in Kansas yet???

To be continued

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