Saturday March 16th 2013
The picture theory of language, suggests that words
are arranged around what might be called a 'moment.' A
mind chooses which words best reflect the 'moment,' it then gives
structure, or grammar, to the words before an utterance is issued
by the vocal chords. A picture however will never be fully
embraced by the sentence or sentences uttered.
The picture, or the photograph, or the
painting, or the drawing, will contain considerably more information than
maybe a hundred thousand long drawn out and interminable sentences.
And perhaps it's easier for me to think of the language device as it
developed in us people as something like a feather. It
identifies, it denigrates, it camouflages, conceals, it comforts, it warms
and has enabled us to fly through pictures we might never have actually