Friday, March 27, 2009

What did you mean by that?

Communicating is so difficult, isn't it?  The reality you construct—that you create—is radically different from mine.  We try to say the words that tell each other what we mean, but that gulf between our realities makes our meanings alien.  You say, "I understand."  And you really think you do.  That is so kind of you.  But I know you don't understand.