Dad, where was I before I was born ?"
Yes in indeed, where are we before we are born ?
Where are the words I express before I write them ?
Before I say the words, before I write them, they exists in my mind, but not in words.
What are they then before they are written or spoken ?
To me the feel like an urge, like a feeling seeking release.
As I speak, I listen to myself, is this what I meant to say ? Does this really convey the essence of it ? Are my words really expressing what I want to say ?
Thus I compare the words I speak and hear with what ? Not with other words, but with something which is pre-verbal, before words, something like a 'feeling' or 'an urge' of sorts.
It is only in expressing myself thus that I transform the non-verbal, pre-verbal to a verbal form.
The 'word becomes flesh' in a manner of speaking.
The words become incarnate.
"So my dear, before you were born, you were in the same place that words are before they are spoken."
sometimes you can help in small ways too. - This is a picture of a man who is a street vender of what we call in burmese wheel cakes. I usually eat some narn and beans and a cup of tea each morning ...
7 years ago