Respect

Respect doesn’t wear mirrored sunglasses. Respect doesn’t opt for role-playing detachment. Respect doesn’t punish because it can. Respect doesn’t abuse, accuse or allege. Respect doesn’t start with fear, hatred or suspicion. Of the twenty-four participants, twelve were assigned to be ‘guards’ by the simple act of tossing a coin to see whether each person wouldContinue reading “Respect”

Understanding

The ear that floats on a melody, is the same that attends to language. It similarly startles when surprised by a scuffle. Our eyes, that we tune to culture, scan first for words and danger. Experiences and understanding are rarely met blankly. Evolutionary wiring orders survival and comprehension first, and then art. Read the extendedContinue reading “Understanding”

Understanding

The ear that floats on a melody, is the same that attends to language. It similarly startles when surprised by a scuffle. Our eyes, that we tune to culture, scan first for words and danger. Experiences and understanding are rarely met blankly. Evolutionary wiring orders survival and comprehension first, and then art. In Aesthetics and Hermeneutics,Continue reading “Understanding”

Conversation

When neither tries to impose their side. We gently ebb and flow with words and ideas. If entered into openly, without agendas, every conversation can create a common language. You and I can speak together, and be together. Hans-Georg Gadamer reasoned that there are conditions of participation in a dialogue: “To conduct a conversation meansContinue reading “Conversation”