Saturday, 8 January 2011

Fractal Relationships

Take a simple meeting (a get together at a social occasion or an email conversation between strangers, for example) and operate on it (continue interaction) so that the new relationship is more "complicated" (in that special way)

Then, in the same way, continue interacting on that resulting relationship, and get an even more complicated connection.

Now work on that resulting bond in the same way some more and get an even more convoluted interconnection.

Do it again and again...and again.

What are you left with is a fragmented complex that can be subdivided into parts, each of which (at least approximately) is a reduced-size copy of the whole.

That is of course, unless self-similarity and nothing in between is to be found.