To a physicist’s eye, chaos merges two contrary tendencies:
- The combination of smaller shapes, unbeknownst to themselves, to form larger examples by joining their mass and energy.
- The collapse of larger shapes through donation of their energy and mass to the creation of ever-multiplying smaller shapes.
Being made in God’s image, we might pause in astonishment that we find chaos pleasing. It follows that pleasing him is not an act of discipline or grandiosity, but a surrender of ourselves to the creation of harmonious frision with the world we inhabit.