Introduction to Charts Edifices
I have the idea that syntax is limiting writers somehow, and that writing can be an experience like music or painting. For example, in the story Two Hikes with Two Fantasy Women at Baskett Slough, a reader should notice the trail starting from the bottom right and bifurcating as it travels up the hill, and follow the two paths. The writer or reader travels one path with one woman and the other with another. Half a life passes in the process. In the story Thirteen, start from the bottom and read up the building. This story takes an evening.
The best way to start is to read the charts from above and the edifices from ground level as elevations. All are active. Read with vigor.
- Brad Ford