I may think I mean what I mean to say when I say it
but certainly cannot trust that you will know what I mean
when I think you know what I think I mean.
I may be very confident that I know what I think I mean when I say it
but cannot be confident of the fact that you will know what I meant when you hear it
Andy Murray won the other day didn’t he?
'is the coalition winning the war on terrorism?' might be a different question.
On Monday the lady in the shop said, I’ll bring your sandwich over when it was ready
maybe I don’t hear so good these days.
Maybe there is something behind language - like a engine ticking over keeping it all going - like background radiation.
Some say language is all we have - I am not sure..
Slowing down and listening with a watchful tender eye...
In speech misunderstood
In silence unheard
In the allotment
at the heart of the matter
using coronary language
establishing a beat
unable to articulate
using the language I mistrust.
"If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint."
Edward Hopper (here)