Osmosis is the spontaneous net movement of solvent molecules through a semi-permeable membrane into a region of higher solute concentration, in the direction that tends to equalize the solute concentrations on the two sides.
While osmosis is sometimes thought of, and even defined, as gradual assimilation towards homogeneity, that is not my experience in everyday life. The spontaneity is a carrier of change – indeed being catalytic does not mean having to change to support the process of osmosis and bring equity, not just equality. What would it take to be membrane? To be movement? To be molecules? To be solution? To be spontaneity?
To be osmotic and maintain your own integrity and own natural properties is a way of being in the world. It is a call to draw in and to push out and stay true to your self in the process – quite an instruction from the week.
Starting with exploding white light
the darkness breaks in a spit
heaven and earth split.
Thor in full flight
thrusting through the skies while mere mortals
All species drenched,
some so heavy with the weight of it all taking a while to wring themselves out.
Positive and negative ions
randomly wild buzzy space travelling molecules
and then …
before too long …
with the precision of Riverdancers pounding the floor in quick step and high kicks punctuated occasionally with a whoop and holler,
find their feet in the pattern.
The charge finds ground. Earthed.
(C) M. Deslandes April 2017
My promise to tomorrow is to follow the charge to ground and to notice the entire cycle of the force of nature. My friend the elec-trickster of power contained within; ready to make landfall once the energy has been expended in the cosmos. Empowered to be osmotic with internal alignment and integrity at the service of solutions on all sides.