Thursday, 5 March 2009

this is the first verse

everything proceeds from no fixed point at uncertain velocities and while we can assume constant acceleration, e.g. v = at + vo i.a., generally speaking we shouldn't do that either because it is not true.

a safer assumption might be that for a given volume of unassigned time it becomes increasingly dangerous to go anywhere because, well, anything could happen. you could set something on fire without even meaning to.

not that motion is consistently implicated in situations of peril. yesterday, for instance, i hardly left my bedroom, but i still managed to leave the oven on for over an hour and nearly burn the house down.

the physical world is a place full of peril and care.