Λ


Λ or L stands for Λόγος , logos, which is a word or argument.. a narrative and by extension a logic, a law (though ‘law’ has a different latin root–from laga, something lain down).

The progress along the pada, the path, through time, is a creation. It demands a narrative.

First we are simply counting steps, discovering primes, etching marks on stone.

As the complexity increases we find refuge in patterns.

Inching forward, we remember the past, and grow a shell to protect what we have gathered, knowing what might be to come.

Knowing something of the future, through our memory of the past, is the essence of our Λόγος and our narrative, our knowing. This knowledge is our shell, protecting us against chaos.

So our logics and our narratives protect us but they are also a trap. For they keep the unknown outside, and although it’s dangerous we need the unknown like we need sunlight, like we need air.

Finding a way to safely accommodate the unknown is a challenge for any structure that has become ossified in place.

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