(ko.yaa.nis.kahtsee) N. from the Hopi language.
1. crazy life. 2. life in turmoil. 3. life disintegrating. 4. life out of balance.
5. a state of life that calls for another way of living.
So we listen as we can for repetitive sounds that make differences apparent that are not at first clear, to give order to the cadence of lost days and the rhythm of irregular years.
- Todd Rundgren, "No World Order", 1993
"I seem to have lost my way."
"Nonsense. All the ways around here belong to me."
- Red Queen, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll