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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Epiphanies and Language

Have you ever had an epiphany? By definition there is no language which can describe it. The is no future to bind it. No past to explain it. And why would you want to explain it? The more you try to explain it, the less real it becomes. And then what do you have? There are big epiphanies and little epiphanies. The bigger ones leave you outside the binding influence of language. They last indefinitely. Think of the "open road" or "blue sky." Where to go with that first step when there is no language with which to predict a second? Reality and language are simply not compatible. So what do you want? Where do you have to go in order to get it? Language is an energy that recirculates inside of itself, like clothes locked inside a washing machine that never stops tumbling. Maybe what we really want lies outside of the language with which we think. Sounds like a paradox . . . until you know.