Tag Archives | Beyond words | Healing communication

Robert Pope | Agnar in Akron

I conversed with Mr. Ferguson Hedley online, through his blog, for months before I met him in person. I came upon the blog one afternoon surfing the web and stopped because of his wild, crude illustrations. The more I have gotten used to them, however, I understand they are not wild and crude at all, but so precise as to look distorted. I had to get to work but wanted […]

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Emilio Iasiello | Selected poems

Retelling the Story Because my mother taught little and what she taught I did not believe, I decided to take matters into my own hands; saved the money from Christmas, walked down the road forbidden me to travel, past the peep shows, the strippers, past the bruised faces of the drunks, straight to the lady on the corner– fishnet, leather, makeup thick as icing. Her room was small and angular; […]

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Beyond words | Healing communication

“Think vibrations. Think waves. You do not need words to communicate. All of nature, all animals, can and do communicate wordlessly, humans included. Release your dependence on the spoken word, the written word, the conceptual word, and aim to know what is being communicated. Pay more attention to feeling and knowing. You can communicate quite well with those who do not speak your own language, for in fact you are all radiating the same basic […]

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Bob Findysz | What comes from silence…and Space

What comes from silence? My world is polluted by noise and racket. Mechanical din from mobile machines  —automobile, autobus, motorcycle, helicopter, airplane,  bulldozer, cement mixer,  lawn mower–automatic espresso makers, dishwashers, air conditioners,  vacuum cleaners, chainsaws,  jackhammers,  bike bells;  electronic blight from high and low tech: a cacophony of music blaring from unseen amplifiers, irritating beeps from constant messages and apps on ubiquitous smart phones, TVs and radios full of bad […]

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