Friday, October 19, 2012

On the nature of framework

There is a place where everything is permitted.  It's a small place, relatively speaking, and only one language is spoken there.

The key, and you know this, is establishing the framework.  Nothing seeps out of good framework and you've seen what happens when it isn't good.  Bruises and blood everywhere.  Little stains you can never get rid of.  You've tried everything, or at least you thought you had, to establish some rules.  A boundary or two.      

Imagine your surprise when you realized a whisper would suffice, a gentle line drawn in soft sand.  

And here, all this time, you thought you needed a whip.


how to climb said...

thanks for the posts. good stuff.

JMH said...

A set of soft boundaries, yes? Soft but watertight, maybe the texture of memory gel. They expand, but only so far.

Nicole said...

Thanks how to climb.

@JMH - Memory gel. That's a perfect title.