The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word sense as one of the five natural powers through which you receive information about the world around you.
Natural powers, I like that.
I spent this week stacking the natural powers: hearing, sight, taste (bud), touch and smell.
Monica, I love your stacking piece!
I like words too, but there has been too much weight given to the power of the word in Postmodernism. We all heard such proclamations as, “If you can’t say it, you don’t know it”, and, “the old Sapir Worf Principle: “Reality is a linguistic construct”. I’m too much of a mystic still… I guess. I’m holding out for the unexplained, the unknowable, and “knowing” through being, “knowing” through intuition. The Void. Don’t we still have a “knowing” of those experiences of which we cannot speak? Language also demands rationality, a prescription that pegs will fit into their appropriately round or square holes, and that perception adhere to the template of grammar…..and reality is epiphenomenal of grammar….unless one is a Surrealist or Dadaist poet. But, then we’re getting into irrationality, and for the life of me, I have yet been unable to get any sense of “knowing” from any of that poetry….. other than chaos….. and anxiety?
David do you realize you used more words in your comment than I used in the whole post?
I like that you are a mystic still.
Thanks. This is a small detail in a larger painting.