Permafrost & Fertile Ground

Alan Rayner
1 min readFeb 22, 2020


‘Loving Error’ (Oil painting on board by Alan Rayner, 1998) — the heart of natural energy circulation brings positive pulsing and negative draining together through the receptivity of space here, there and everywhere

Time is Frozen Energy

Distance is Frozen Space

Measured Out in Lumps

Reality is Neither/Nor

But Both/And After Thaw

The Natural Flow of Life in Love

That Feeds Our Inner Core

Unless We Cut It Out

And Dwell in Contradiction

Ever More


Information Flows

As Entropy Comes and Glows

In continuous relay

Of evolutionary play

When warm data meet warm geometry*

Beyond the Rule of Frigid Walls





Alan Rayner

Alan Rayner is an evolutionary ecologist, writer and artist, who is pioneering the philosophy of natural inclusion