(In response to the post, “Desperately Seeking Something,” on ‘A View From Outside the Box,’ url: adialogue)
~Comment from John, Isle of Skye - the photo is his and so is the stone. He is a most remarkable photographer with the soul of a poet, if you’re very lucky I’ll post some of his amazing photos in the future.
About words, they can’t be unsaid and even with thought and respect for their weight, still the message can get muddled. I’ve always wondered how a jury copes with that, something they hear but then is struck from the court record - you can’t unhear words.
"We corresponded for over 10 years, shared highs and lows, discussed ideas and debated the significant and the mundane, exchanged photos and feelings, experiences, hopes and dreams."
Yet still, there are people out there in the world right now, meeting for the first time, people having conversations and arguments and each one trying to communicate something. In the chaos and misunderstanding, it’s our desire to do it at all that makes it so beautiful.”
(An unlikely combination of two favourites, scenes from “Firefly” and “Harry Potter,” music by Sloan. According to Sloan, they stole two fan letters written to another band and wrote the song “Pen Pal” as if the two fans were writing to each other.)
"That day language conveyed a different meaning. It was more than the simple descriptions in an ad and soared beyond the eloquent words in our letters too. It connected us, opening up a deeper, more powerful communication that was wordless. As Herman Hesse said, Words do not express thoughts very well. They always become a little different immediately after are they expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish (from ‘Siddharth’).”
Words have weight. They have depth and value and can drop like a stone or take us to places beyond our ken. How then to select just a few words to encapsulate a human being? Find out more and read, “Desperately Seeking Something,” to be found on “A View From Outside the Box,” url: adialogue
Wherein, I attempt to put the world to rights infused with nothing but a strong cup of tea. A text based blog with a rich selection of social commentary, a generous pinch of Skye, plenty of dialogue with a hint of travel, particularly anything that takes one outside the box.