drawing of two people standing on each side of a word bridge

Drawing about words as a bridge

drawing of two people standing on each side of a word bridge

Words as a bridge illustration

Words are strange, often I see them described as reality, as what make something real, and at the same time they divide and make rift valleys, bridges and make people stand as opponents.

Wonder if they understood words differently many centuries back: Here are some words by one of the old Chinese Philosophy Masters, Zhuangzi:

“The purpose of a fishtrap is to catch fish, and when the fish are caught, the trap is forgotten.
The purpose of a rabbit snare is to catch rabbits. When the rabbits are caught, the snare is forgotten.
The purpose of words is to convey ideas. When the ideas are grasped, the words are forgotten.
Where can I find a man who has forgotten words? He is the one I would like to talk to.” 
Zhuangzi (Chinese Philosopher, 4th. Century BCE)

Illustration keywords: communication, verbal, words, talking, understanding, therapy, couple, marriage, bridge, man and woman

About Frits Ahlefeldt

Painting watercolors, researching, writing & sketching up thoughts, understandings and ideas for a sustainable future, connecting thrive, trails, places and technology


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