tickety bush, 30/July/17

here we go round the tickety bush…….
we like to think time is linear and yet are determined to keep it circular, coming up with ever-decreasing ways of trapping it in closed concentric circles……. at least they are concentric, what if they were eccentric…… ah, but some are, months aren’t quite being all different lengths but in the end still end up back at one……… we start and end each day the same, each week the same, each year encasing  circular months ensuring we regularly start all over again and again and again…….. is time natural or mere invention?…….. entropy happens and is probably the basis of everything meaning at its core nothing else matters…. just a wearing whirring…… and yet each week contains the same days, each day the same hours and minutes and seconds all neatly arranged to elicit a degree of coherence…. masking entropy……….
here we go round the tickety bush…….
thus we aren’t ‘moving on’ or towards anything other than entropy, there’s nowhere else to go, only end’tropy……….. it could be said we are concocting order from chaos, except that presumes entropy is chaos when it probably isn’t very chaotic at all, it merely is………. in fact nothing could be simpler, perhaps we see it as such to justify our inclination to order, to impose……….. despite what some claim no one likes anarchy… dump anyone anywhere and soon they will make some order of the space, and time, around them…… even if they are sat on a barren patch of soil they’ll draw a line, arrange the dust, indentations, even gather any stones, make piles, neat, maybe use them to write words….. H.E.L.P……….. or their name………. we all need a name as much as we need to name everything and everyone else….. order, order!……….
here we go round the tickety bush…….
another hour, another day, another week begins rotating back to where it began…. at one.

© robert greig 2017

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