Sunday, March 8, 2009

Speak Up!

There are times when you start doubting the ability of your own words to convey the true meaning of what you are actually feeling. We all know how paralyzing it is to be misunderstood, misheard, misread, misquoted and misrepresented.
It is like having stepped straight into “Lost in Translation”
Yet quite often we ourselves commit the same offense and fail to truly hear and see what is being communicated.

Another film I remember seeing is Leaving Las Vegas with Nicholas Cage, one of my favorite movies. There is a scene when he is going to check in into a motel. Intoxicated as he is he looks at the sign of the place called ‘The Whole Year Inn’ but he reads it as ‘The Hole You’re In’

Visiting the Wat Bang Phra tattoo festival this Saturday I realized that before we get down the hole we'd better all do one thing:


Not Here Anymore, Not Quite There Yet.

© Hans Kemp 2009