This & That
That was that and this is this. But if that was that, what’s that now? This? Is that an embryo for a robust, full-grown this? What are its proclivities, the this that once was that?
Language is a shortcut to hell, hungry for music and the sudden move, sometimes referred to as a lurch.
What was a close-call before language? A pounding heart and taut nerves, prelude to dance.
How did we ponder before language?
What made us pick up the club and roar language in the face of God?