Hearing With The Eyes, Seeing With The Ears
The more eloquently we are able to describe an idea, the more truthful our feelings become; the more truthfully we convey this to someone else, the more we find meaning in it. There is the story of two people walking in the mountains, and as one of them was taken up with the amazing scenery, commenting on all the views that he saw, and the sensations these views inspired in him, he noticed his friend ever silent, walking along with head down, only furtively looking up from time to time. Exasperated, the friend finally says to him, 'But you haven't even looked at any of these beautiful sights! Are you not touched by these mountains?' Whereon the friend replied, 'Yes I am, but it is a shame to try and speak about them.' The truth lies behind the thing we think most evident; it makes it as far as the eyes and vanishes with an echo in the ears; half a sentence is sometimes too much or a whole page not enough. In the end, the word, and how we use it, brings us face to face with ourselves, and what is there truthfully to say about that?
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