Check Sum - an art work by T Newfields
Lex: At times I think art can express philosophy more eloquently than words.
Lis: I notice the Chinese characters for 'state,' 'river' and 'plum.' Any reason for that?
Linda: We could invent reasons, but I don't think the author needed any exegesis. Perhaps he believed things flowed well-enough without any human 'reasons.' Often what we call 'reasons' are essentially afterthoughts: the actual mechanics of life are invisible.
Ron: (frowning) That sounds like a formula for fostering wimpy brains.
Lex: Don't worry, it took three billion years to get this far and life is far from wimpy.