I Try To Understand

Right now people all around me seem to be on drugs – word drugs. As I watch their narcotised, stupefied, insensible, befuddled, delirious, hallucinating behaviour I feel as though I have just fallen into Alice’s Wonderland. Why is this so? I try to understand. Rudyard Kipling once said that words are the most powerful drugsContinue reading “I Try To Understand”

Further to this matter of words

How can we do justice to the importance of words? We speak. We listen. We write. We read. In all my teaching years I have tried to tell my students that with these deeds we can change the world. There was a Chinese saying I often shared with those students: I hear what you sayContinue reading “Further to this matter of words”