speech connects us so immediately and vitally because it is a physical, bodily process

Ursula K. Le Guin in “Telling Is Listening” found in The Wave in the Mind: Talks and Essays on the Writer, the Reader, and the Imagination: The community created by printing and by secondary orality is not immediate; it is virtual. It can be enorrnous—the size of America. Indeed it may be literacy more thanContinue reading “speech connects us so immediately and vitally because it is a physical, bodily process”

it is hard to remember what really matters

I’m trying to tell you things I might never have told you if I had brought you up myself, father and son, in the usual companionable way. When things are taking their ordinary course, it is hard to remember what really matters. There are so many things you would never think to tell anyone. AndContinue reading “it is hard to remember what really matters”

Communication of what?

Then he got into communications technology and information technology, things that he couldn’t talk to us about because we knew so little. Once, Nathan asked me, “Communication of what?” I said, “God knows what.” And that was about the extent of our conversation on that subject. We didn’t know what. From Hannah Coulter by WendellContinue reading “Communication of what?”