Thursday, September 23, 2021

Pattern recognition

For an artist, repetition is a way 
Both to get into your work 
And to declare it as uniquely yours. 
But for humans repetition offers 
Opportunities to learn: 
We keep getting it wrong until we get it right, 
Or we keep repeating patterns 
Hoping the outcomes will be different — 
Einstein’s definition of crazy… 
Some patterns we repeat may define us: 
They can simplify our lives, 
Help us develop healthy habits 
And keep us safe — 
But then there are the others, 
The mistakes that we keep making, 
The ones from which we never seem to learn.

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