Semantic notions about life: an exploration of words and signs, and the stories they are trying to tell.

or·der

or·der

  Restroom, Winningstad Theater, Portland, OR, USA

Restroom, Winningstad Theater, Portland, OR, USA

or·der /ˈôrdər/

Noun. The arrangement or disposition of people or things in relation to each other according to a particular sequence, pattern, or method.

There are sequences I expect to hold true. The alphabet starts with A, and ends with Z. The earth rotates counterclockwise around a sun that rises in the east and sets in the west. Seeds are planted, then soil is watered to yield a crop. Monday is always followed by Tuesday, then Wednesday. Sixty seconds are required before a minute can be achieved. Takeoff first, before making an attempt to land.

And then, there is the pattern of you. A pattern that cannot be predicted. A fire that starts without a match, or fuel.  A rainstorm that breaks without one visible cloud in the sky. A train led by a caboose and trailed by a locomotive. A two that comes before a one.

I collect your inconsistent data. Track and trace, chart and graph it, in search of clues, and discover the formula.

Embrace the disorder of our order.

Let me show you what happens when we come next.

 

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purge

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