Butterfly Minds

part of: Statement of Belief

by Teresa Dunyati-Long

I do believe in the butterfly effect
in the sense that
small perturbations
to systems approaching imbalance
can affect outcomes disproportionately to their mass… if that makes any sense,
and not just as in the wrong bootfall upon a scree-slope mass of rocks.
I mean in terms of the right word in the right mind at the right time
and that is what I predicate my endeavors upon
indeed it is
the power of one sufficiently motivated mind
to affect many other minds disproportionate to its number of 1,
compared to the number of individuals in whatever group that 1
happens to be dealing with at any point in time
that dictates many things to me.