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syncopation February 13, 2006

Posted by Matt Hurst in Uncategorized.

Like the rise and fall of an oceans crest, we mark the tide in patterns we recognize. It fluctuates in waves forming patterns, unknown in variation as we assimilate the sounds. Syncopation is “A shift of accent in a passage or composition that occurs when a normally weak beat is stressed”. In the absense of fate we look for these organizing moments out of fluxuation.
The blackbirds jump gracefully in flock from tree to tree today. The wind carries them in swoops until they perch themselves like budding flowers on limb’s edge. I could measure the arc of their swoop, examine their breeding patterns for E, or listen for rhythem and pitch of their calls. But any measure is in apathy towards the pleasure their journeys carry me.
No round number will do what the mind makes of it. It means nothing, but it contains an exuberance laying docile. Maybe that’s all.



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