Somehow what worked for Jackson Pollock in painting doesn't work when I try to communicate to others. I think poet Richard Hemmings expressed [clearly!!] that problem in the following poem.
Language Problems (you know what I mean?)
Sometimes I try to speak, and hope you hear what I said or better yet,what I wanted to say, but I fear, you heard what you wanted me to say, or worse,
what you were afraid I meant. Perhaps I meant what I said, but wanted to be heard in a different way, and thought, that you would hear what I meant when I
said what I said. Or perhaps, I meant what I thought, and fooled you when I said something entirely different than what you thought I meant, or thought
Telepathy is better? Or, perhaps just silence is best.
Anybody else ever feel that way?
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