''We poor bastards...'' LO30502

From: AM de Lange (amdelange@postino.up.ac.za)
Date: 08/26/03

Replying to LO30498 --

Dear Organlearners,

Andrew Campbell < ACampnona@aol.com > wrote:

>I cannot define the creative process in any other way than
>by this simile. It would be vain to try to put into words that
>immeasurable sense of bliss...i forget everything and behave
>like a madman. Everything within me starts pulsing and
>quivering; hardly have i begun the sketch ere one thought
>follows another.." Tchaikovsky. (Reflecting on the cultivation
>of creative ideas)
>... the studio...i think i will call it T h e E u d a i m o n i u m..."
>Andrew, when i was at Princeton in the 1940's i could see
>what happened to those great minds at the Institute for
>Advanced Study. They sat in lovely houses by the woods with
>no classes to teach. Those poor bastards were getting no ideas.
>I believe in a situation like that, a kind of guilt and depression
>worms inside of you, and you begin to worry about not getting
>any good ideas."

Greetings dear Andrew,

Those "poor bastards" lost track of the dance between digestion close to
equilibrium with order and bifurcation far from equilibrium with chaos,
the so-called punctated equilibrium. Consequently their free energy
diminished gradually so that they became like sloths.

Beethoven and Tchaikovsky are brilliant examples of persons proceeding
along the punctuated equilibrium. They would get muscial ideas, jot them
down and then digest them within a broader theme.

>I invite all people reading, writing, co-creating here to give
>generously of their own thoughted creativity to these two
>places. Yes, i shall be asking... ;-)

I will try my best.

>I need some Founders -

In what respect? Like Peter i can only say that i have no money to give,
but what i have i will give.

With care and best wishes


At de Lange <amdelange@postino.up.ac.za> Snailmail: A M de Lange Gold Fields Computer Centre Faculty of Science - University of Pretoria Pretoria 0001 - Rep of South Africa

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