Words and Meaning

Between what is said and not meant, and meant and not said, most of love is lost.”
-Khalil Gibran

The sim­pli­ci­ty of this speaks to me.  I want to remem­ber to try to sha­re mea­ning often — in speaking and hea­ring.


On a record­ing of an International Intensive Training Marshall Rosenberg refers to the dan­ger of words — that we tend to belie­ve words on the sur­face, losing the deeper mea­ning they are car­ry­ing in real life. To bring across the dif­fe­rence bet­ween word and mea­ning he puts up an ana­lo­gy with the field of geo­gra­phy and cites Alfred Korzybski: “A map is not the ter­rito­ry”.


The artist Rene Margueritte drew a pipe and sub­tit­led it with “This is not a pipe.”  I enjoy his play­ful way of approa­ching the topic of form and con­tent.

This is not a pipe.

Hope you enjoy­ed the­se litt­le gems!