knotting (vb.) how contrary forces generate new forms
this is about force and materials rather than form and content

examples of knotting: flows and growth patterns of materials (air, water, cordage, wood), bodily movement and gesture (weaving, sewing), sensory perception (touch and hearing as well as vision), and human relationships (considering the sentiments that infuse them)

these four (materials, gesture, sense, sentiment) are ontological

for ontology, the project is to translate from domain to domain, not treating something as literal vs metaphorical