Definitions: (1) the repetition of beat, sound, accent, or motion <usually occurring in a regular or harmonious pattern>; (2) having a sense of the pattern and flow

Quote: Interesting phenomena occur when two or more rhythmic patterns are combined, and these phenomena illustrate very aptly the enrichment of information that occurs when one description is combined with another. — Gregory Bateson (1904–1980) English anthropologist & linguist

Comment: We are surrounded by rhythm – the rhythms of our breathing, our heart, the seasons, the tides, the day, the sun, the rain, walking, language, a bird tapping on bark – the rhythms of life.

Symbols: 1) ants; 2) the drum; 3) the centipede

Mythological Figure: Terpsichore, the Greek Muse of dancing and choral song