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We don’t say what we mean. We don’t mean what we say. No-one can tell the truth – especially when we stick to the facts. Language isn’t about words, or information, or things. It’s always about us. As with music and painting, we use language to express what we are not able to say. And we all do it. We all create our own poetry. It is not words that we understand, but the m We don’t say what we mean. We don’t mean what we say. No-one can tell the truth – especially when we stick to the facts. Language isn’t about words, or information, or things. It’s always about us. As with music and painting, we use language to express what we are not able to say. And we all do it. We all create our own poetry. It is not words that we understand, but the myriad meanings of silence that lie beyond them.


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We don’t say what we mean. We don’t mean what we say. No-one can tell the truth – especially when we stick to the facts. Language isn’t about words, or information, or things. It’s always about us. As with music and painting, we use language to express what we are not able to say. And we all do it. We all create our own poetry. It is not words that we understand, but the m We don’t say what we mean. We don’t mean what we say. No-one can tell the truth – especially when we stick to the facts. Language isn’t about words, or information, or things. It’s always about us. As with music and painting, we use language to express what we are not able to say. And we all do it. We all create our own poetry. It is not words that we understand, but the myriad meanings of silence that lie beyond them.

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