pattern-matching with nature

if i can’t figure something out, i try to recall where i’ve seen that shape of energy movement in nature. if i can’t find it (leaving room for error, or sugar-fog) i think that perhaps it is ‘man-made’ and therefore not in order. strange? but that’s how my mind works.

which is what i’m doing now. trying to match this:
i am working on creating a small little course putting forward what i’ve learned about music, singing, recording, touring, the world, life, etc.

but as soon as i get past the word ‘touring’ the whole thing slithers out of my fingers. it crosses several panes of glass and settles into a shape i do not recognize. i figure i must be forcing something, then. my left brain interfering with a greater ‘order’. so i try to reduce it to as specific a topic as i can, forget any extrapolations to the greater view. then next thing that happens is i’m saying why this tiny thing is connected to the universe. and i’ve lost track again. overshot the trajectory.  like a simultaneously expanding and contracting universe that i can’t get clear on.
option 1: keep trying from different angles until i know it (possibly) inside out
option 2: let it be and trust clarity will come
option 3: forget whole idea since it’s not flowing

do you recognize this? how do you deal with it?

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  1. I feel you, the reference to tiny in regard to the universe. The point reference is as significant but for sake of the article or conversation how do you place words to draw the opposites coralation. Perhaps it’s the story of how we’re (those subjects)all connected. Weakest (tiny)link in the chain (universe) is as definant as the gauge,length,life span, quality of steel… What if the grand order took defining to n’th degree subject coverage then follow what comes with “world”? Connecting abstract or stuff I cant get my mind around , feels better when I break it down to simplified intervals and see it as facts. Not tied to my emo. Not tied to a judgement. All connected. Basically option 1 but two is a result.
    Paint that elegant picture with words like I have felt you do so many times.

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  2. I recall the discipline I acquired with piano lessons and try to work it forward until the fingerings are right. It’s there, I usually just have to get out of the way, no easy feat. Skill and discipline… and freedom from my preconceived notions.

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  3. If it’s bigger than you are, and so needs other eyes and so you out reach out as you did. The pattern is feminine, expressive and is calling for voices Under one tree, different birds from all over the earth, singing a song that’s never been sung before. Let’s, together, for the first and maybe last time.

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