The Willing Embrace of Chaos
What is the first virtue of the artist?
It is—and must be—an awareness of and acceptance of the primary reality of the field upon which she will work.
That reality is chaos.
“Nothing in war,” declared the great Israeli general, Moshe Dayan, “happens in a straight line.”
Nothing in art or entrepreneurship happens in a straight line either.
The birth of anything—stars and galaxies as well as people and animals—takes place amid disorder, confusion, and chaos. That’s our novel, our nonprofit, our Korean vegan restaurant.
You are I must teach ourselves to be comfortable working in darkness and in crooked lines.