: being only partly in existence or operation;especially : imperfectly formed or formulated
A lovely phrase included in the etymology: the formlessness that often marks beginnings.
the formlessness that often marks beginnings
the way things seem to unfold into themselves with no actual start
trying to remember the first time you saw someone, knowing the first time in no way held the possibility of such significant future times
a beginning, often established only after the fact
a subjective concept existing only where we decide to place it
let's see, where do i start
an address and hour scribbled on a post-it
a dark and stormy night
the way in which a film breaks into a place that seems to pre-exist outside of those two hours in a dark theatre
knowing everything is a cycle and therefore has no beginning or end, but begins only when you realize you are in it
merging onto a highway, jumping into a river, waking up—suddenly and INCHOATELY becoming part of something that has always been there and will always be there, going, moving, unfolding, whether you are there or not.