Human beings are wired to solve – to make order out of chaos.

Illusionist and New York Times crossword puzzle builder David Kwong at TED2014. Also see the science of how pattern-recognition fuels our creativity.

The great Ursula Nordstrom put it even more poetically in her beautiful letter to young Maurice Sendak“That is the creative artist — a penalty of the creative artist — wanting to make order out of chaos.”

(via explore-blog)