Have you ever had a dream that made perfect sense until you woke up and tried to journal it or share it with someone? There are definitely times when we simply don’t have the words to communicate what we want to express. I have dreams about elaborate games, say, or surprising ideas that simply don’t translate into verbal language. I can’t act them out either, write music to articulate them, draw diagrams or images to reveal them, or even begin to explain the premise of the game (is it even a game?) or idea.
Often these dreams involve numbers, which simultaneously frustrate and illuminate the … game or idea, which leads me to believe that mathematics is more than numbers, but might just possibly represent universal truths that go beyond scribbles on a page or blackboard. Don’t ask me how I know this; I don’t have the words to explain it.
Onward to a few of my favourite cartoons related to this topic of “words”:
Love and peace,