Tuesday, August 12, 2008

lightness - progress (modernism & further...)

continuing an earlier thought from
>> les enfants du paradis <<

as we understand the world we inherit from our parents better, more fully & deeply, and become more skilled to deal with its phenomena, we are more & more potentially able to make our cultural patterns lighter as well, more transparent, more complex, permeable, to fit more situations that become apparent to us as important to be able to deal with successfully, in our sense.

every time our parent's generation managed to fulfill a certain movement more completely, a dream, an urge, we as the next generation are freed to sense more completely what the new consequences & possibilities are.

it makes the ongoing cultural patterns less heavy and absolute, seemingly less formal.
on the surface this might seem like decay, or a step back towards "non-form", anarchy, being uncontrollable animals.

in fact it is on the contrary:
we can incorporate more of our animal-condition, while at the same time we could have more options for what to do.

and it challenges us inhowfar we still wish to reach sometimes the rigour, the remoteness, hinted at by earlier states of know-how. (of course over time the structures have become so refined that they simply disappear and get absorbed - maybe like in the Chinese language, the now monosyllabic words have once been many-syllabic...)

if continued long enough, this development can lead us into a further understanding of the empty outer space around us, not only physically and mentally, but also spiritually.

and maybe we can realise more how many values we are currently about to loose so much due to careless neglect, because we are not yet able to efficiently deal with the paradisical abundance that we've inherited, or the multitudinal construct of paradise / nature and our culture(s) growing within it/them. partly because from the old, more simple perceptions and patterns into consciousness, this loss is not necessarily realised or understood as such, because of being as yet too involved with one's local conditions and fails to think and act beyond them (global-local.. universal ...)

in dance this development happens the same, as it does in music:
from very simple structures in contrast to the complex non-created environment
to gradually accepting more & more variations as valid and interesting options.

as a result: in the case of true mastery - greater & greater ranges of possible rigour and freedom. wider & wider scales of recognizing and shaping ongoing patterns, structures, processes over space and time.

more & more response-ability ...