16 May 2011
Thinking about Hearing...
...Jim and Tapani and I ate outside at Olympia's today. It was a beautiful day for it. But once again, I felt very hampered by the inability to hear correctly - traffic roaring by and of course, Tapani's British accent. The weird thing is that when the ear doesn't quite catch what is said, the mind is very quick to supply the lack. The result is sometimes something so ludicrous as to bring a smile - if only they knew what I THOUGHT they said, but surely didn't say. The swiftness of the mind to fill the hearing gap is absolutely amazing - and it testifies to the fact that we're rather driven to find MEANING in life (and speech) and where we can't quite figure something out, to IMPOSE meaning upon it (even if the meaning is rather nonsensical). Logikos. We're convinced at a very deep level that the world itself is logikos. Just start losing your hearing and you'll see exactly what I mean!
Posted by William Weedon at 9:25 PM