(my digital music composition ‘Fragile Thread’)
How Humanity loves to Name and Count,
Name and Count, Name and Count.
We Name Numbers and Count Names.
From Birth to Death we are Names and Numbers,
Names and Numbers, Names and Numbers.
Without Name and Number, do we Exist?
Did we ever Exist?
We Measure and Weigh our Beingness
through Names and Numerical Scripts.
We see all Life through Lenses of Name and Number.
Everything must have a Name. An I.D.
‘Flora’, ‘Fauna’, the ‘Elements’, ‘God’, et al…
We Multiply Languages. We Multiply Names.
Everything must be Counted and Measured.
Observe. Record. Teach. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat…
Memorize. Computerize. Robotize…
Through Filters of Prejudice we Create and Destroy
using Powers of Numbers and Names.
The Civility of Civilizations is Measured
by Names and Numbers. Tested. Observed.
And so it is with us
and all Species who Name and Count
among the Nameless, Countless Stars.