D is for Disruption

| February 6, 2014

Disruption rears its head into life—into everything—every day in every second without, at times, yielding to anything. Points of intersection, where lines meet at a potential instance of convergence, have the ability to immediately evanesce thereafter. In the establishment of absolutely anything, moments of disruption should occur in order for revision, or recreation, to occur. The disruptor, in whatever form it assumes, holds primacy in the development of anything—a relationship, a paper, a song, a commute, a reading, a classroom, a pedagogy—and the individual fallen victim to disruption must take responsibility in order to repair the damage, picking up the shards remaining. While the aforementioned “anything” certainly has changed, that which it is now may or may not hold more significance than before, depending upon the individual’s response.

The process of transformation must be accounted for in order to understand what has happened to that which the disruptor affects. Whatever has happened during this process—whatever or whoever has altered—becomes a part of our mental landscape, traveling along it whether we like it or not. Taking cognizance of this alteration and learning from it may add another layer to our experience with what has been altered, where we may anticipate this disruptor thereafter.