Thursday, October 16, 2008
Laundry is a difficult task because you are never really caught up, there are always the clothes you are wearing which are in the process of getting dirty.
The Clarion would argue that this makes laundry a good metaphor for the upstream nature of life. Living creatures are always swimming upstream as they perceive the world out their own eyes. We see this described in the Second Law of Thermodynamics, entropy, (in short) energy in isolated systems dissipates. Animals in what we call 'the wild' are in a constant struggle for the food and water required to survive, as well as, dying to escape the predators in their ecological niche. Same goes for the plants.
Laundry is part of the entropy process, the constant progression to disorder. It is not as hard as life in 'the wild.'