on language

 

in it there exists a richness and a yearning—the chorus of sounds we make in the struggle to be fully understood is our common tongue.

 

it is a compilation of sounds—accents, dialects, and verbal idiosyncrasies produced by our bodies from a place deep within our identities.

 

further, it is the formidable building block of the narratives that constitute the deepest held of our beliefs, values, emotions and intentions. 

 

what does it mean to say of a thing that it speaks to us? 

to say that a song really spoke to me is to acknowledge that it found me, that it sowed within me a sense of openness and comfort. 

 

to be spoken to is to be the recipient of an invitation into connection; to be talked at is to find oneself neglected. 

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