The Painful Quantizing Effect of Words

Somewhere in the back of my head, I’ve been looking for a good way to describe the painful effect words can have on thoughts and their expression. Well try this one on for size:

Imagine you a staccato note. Staccato notes have clear starts, clear stops, and a noticeable space in between. Imagine that words are not just very good at describing staccato notes but that they are only good at describing staccato, on-the-beat notes. Now try to describe a song with melody, harmony, slurrs and slides, harmonics, subharmonics, syncopation, and whatnot.

Get what I’m trying to say?

About D. J. Carmen

Software developer, fire spinner, musician, occasional artist, and wandering soul. Depending on the day, you may find me working on my latest project, walking about the park, or skipping stones by the river.
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