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Disarray to some, unstructured order to others.
Eclectic dishevelment or is that a clever cover?
Lazy hedonism or orchestrated hyper-complexity?
A mess, a disgrace or a cultured act of dexterity?


Random, cluttered, unfettered and messy
Chaotic, unfocused, unplanned and stressy.
Adversity, confusion or liberated freedom
One mans mess is another mans expression.


Anti-organisation, call to bear uncoordinated arms.
My chant, my mantra, my dysfunctional psalm.
My unabashed, unconfined, unbridled gift.
My advice, drop organisation, take a quantum shift.



Makes me think that ...

As a noun organisation is the name given to a structure containing people with a particular purpose: a business organisation. In addition, however, it is also used when talking about the act of organising something, the way in which the parts of a whole are arranged and the the quality of being systematic and efficient. In the twenty first century these all seemingly come with the view that these are all good things. Are they really?


Andy Denham

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Image: Organization, oil on canvas painting by Arshile Gorky American abstract expressionist painter of Armenian ethnicity / National Gallery of Art, Wash.

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