How do you order your chaos ? I saw a sign visiting a rural eighteenth century house- Hanbury Hall in Worcestershire. An eighteenth century motto on display declared: World is Chaos / Creativity is order.
Creativity to me is a cauldron of ideas bubbling, or a hot spring steaming from a volcanic split in the earth…a string telephone connection to your unconscious.
So how can creativity be order ?
Ahh this is the eighteenth century, the age of Reason, taming chaos with reasonable- ness.
This is the ‘wild’ meadow that greets you so charmingly as you approach the house. Artfully chosen wild flowers, colour co-ordinated patterns. Why leave it to random natural selection ? So creativity here is taming the wildness of nature, and re-presenting it with concealed and cunning order, so pleasing to the eye. I admit to finding these gardens soothing to be in. So their order speaks to your spirit. Disorder is discomfiting, scary ? At times of emotional upheaval, do you find yourself putting the spoons in straight lines, wiping the kitchen surfaces ? I do.