The Ecology of Language – Abbie Simmonds

http://dark-mountain.net/blog/the-ecology-of-language/

Fascinating piece by Abbie, about the ways in which language holds and shapes (or can limit/reduce) meaning, personally, collectively, spiritually – and has the power to connect us with our embodied experiencing and with the land. She quotes Wade Davis:-

‘…language is not just a body of vocabulary or a set of grammatical rules. A language is a flash of the human spirit. It’s a vehicle through which the soul of each particular culture comes into the material world. Every language is an old-growth forest of the mind, a watershed, a thought, an ecosystem of spiritual possibilities.’

Thanks, Abbie.

Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

Counselling Exeter since 1994

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