The ordinary is a circuit thats always tuned in to some little something somewhere. A mode of attending to the possible and the threatening, it assesses the resonance of things.
Enchantment as a state of openness to the disturbing-captivating elements in everyday experience. Enchantment as a window onto the virtual secreted within the actual. Enchantment, in the model I am defending, as operative in a world without telos.
Twenty-two letters to start with.
Nature enchants, but so do artifacts. Man-made complexities also can provoke wonder, surprise, and disorientation. Take, for example, the exciting and slightly unnerving power that personal computers can wield over their owners, as when one finds it difficult to pull oneself away from the screen after playing around on the Internet too long.