Would that be calmotic or chaolm?
September 9, 2012 7:36 PM Subscribe
What are some things that are both chaotic and calm simultaneously?
posted by lesli212 to writing & language (48 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
The classic example is, of course, the calm at the eye of a storm. I'm looking for something a bit less clichéd. Or, if it is a cliché, it should at least be an unexpected comparison. Non-English language clichés might work.
I'm trying to describe a process in metaphorical terms, and I need some phrase that will capture the feeling of being totally, obsessively, out of control while simultaneously experiencing a meditative sense of peacefulness and calm despite -- or even because of -- the chaos.
Oh, but no drug references please.