A perfect example of Applied XQ (perhaps)

14 07 2010

I wrote an email to David which I subsequently posted up on his 2020worldwalk blog at his request. In doing so, I noticed the appearance of an amazingly powerful rhetorical device – in which language, structure and meaning came together so beautifully, it took my breath away when I realised what was happening …

>> there’s a difference between giving up on what you instinctively know is not working, and giving up on a certain position and redistancing to reframe, realign, redefine, re-whatever – you fill in the suffix/term. Re … what????

What could work in terms of collectivist structure will emerge spontaneously as you well know – no child was ever born able to walk, but children do have self-righting systems and a will to walk.<<

I pointed this out to Giles – he didn’t GET it … at first. Hmmmm …

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16 07 2010
happyseaurchin

giving up on an internal drive
or an external pull
is what comes to mind…
the latter can be re-assessed ;)
the former requires some heavy-duty self-questioning since it involves fiddling with the conditions that give rise to motivation…

internal drive to walk in a baby
external conditions such as living in space may dictate otherwise…
hmm
that’s confusing

but what rhetorical form are you talking of?

and your last comment smacks of the old
getting something across
as opposed to
sounding out for resonance…

16 07 2010
Leon Conrad

This is the difficulty of ‘sounding out’ in writing – I write for the ear, not the eye.
Hear the insistent question at the end of para 2

Re … what????

What … ? … rushes on, carried forward on the flow of questioning desire … only to transform in mid-sentence, the answer emergent, self-generated in a wondrous act of self-creation.

Communicated aloud, can you imagine? Can you imagine what it would be like to capture that instant of transformation? Can you see why I’m so excited?

I like your distinction, though … how does it relate to mathematical processes … and XQ?

20 07 2010
happyseaurchin

i can…
that clarifies it i think…
iteration comes to mind
you know how kids get caught in the “why?” loop at some stage of their development
it’s kind of like that
isn’t it?

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