The bricoleur begins with her own aim, but quickly discovers that the composition she’s participated in has “ideas” of its own. This is another way of saying that the bricoleur is that tinkerer that’s willing to be surprised by her own work and to discover aims and goals that the junk pile she works with dictate, rather than those she envisioned. We’re all bricoleurs, but some of us are more honest and generous about it than others.
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