Language & the Ineffable

There was a moment in one of the rounds on Friday, in response to a question about what I found personally conducive to innovation, when I was taken back to thoughts I’d been having on my way to Dresden, on using language differently.

When one uses the language of poetry, for example, one is leaving behind the way words are normally used and venturing into a realm of the ineffable, surrendering right on the edge of knowing…

To me, the hand gestures in this beautiful photograph by Ulrich Soeder capture a sense of this search for the ineffable, the yearning for something so subtle there are not yet words to speak it. For me, this is where the innovation I seek is hiding…

What about you? What uncovers your place of creativity and innovation?

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