|||

on silence and speaking

Not speaking and speaking are both human ways of being in the world, and there are kinds and grades of each. There is the dumb silence of slumber or apathy; the sober silence that goes with a solemn animal face; the fertile silence of awareness, pasturing the soul, whence emerge new thoughts; the alive silence of alert perception, ready to say, This … this …”; the musical silence that accompanies absorbed activity; the silence of listening to another speak, catching the drift and helping him be clear; the noisy silence of resentment and self-recrimination, loud and subvocal speech but sullen to say it; baffled silence; the silence of peaceful accord with other persons or communion with the cosmos.

– Paul Goodman, Speaking and Language: Defence of Poetry

Up next Dance and whiteness the worth of an idea All of our days are numbered. We cannot afford to be idle. To act on a bad idea is better than to not act at all. Because the worth of the idea
Latest posts memory is like a wikipedia page not standing on your own stumbling across down autobiography in five short chapters the pleasure of making things Corporeal Epistemics two people together blog post two people together g the invention of clothing embodied and disembodied emotions are you comfortable there? being heard discarding tribal allegiance Racism and Contemporary Dance algorithms city roads beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing dance my life away git move slow consent is only meaningful if it is informed just like you the ordinary people terrible sex the long arc end of a dancer stuck on a sentence the worth of an idea on silence and speaking