Very eloquent piece on the experience of being unable to express yourself adequately.
“Words cannot describe…”
“I’m struggling to find the right words…”
“Words fail me…”
“It’s hard to explain…”
The experience of being unable to verbalize a thought, sensation, or experience is terrifying to me, and I’ll tell you why: it reminds me that all of existence is only perceivable through a series of clumsy symbols.
Think about all those times you’ve been unable to adequately express yourself. Think about how your inner desires and convictions were at the mercy of your eloquence. Think about how dissatisfied you felt when, while holding the brief and elusively precious attention of an audience, you stood there and stumbled through an idea that was only kind of close to what you wanted to say. And then you went home and thought about all the other things you could’ve said otherwise that were better.
And thus exist two realities: the reality in which you exist without…
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