Language

Language is ideal for imagination, speculation and creative thinking. Its inherent ambiguity makes it restless; it is    always going places, several places. It can never be fettered. Language allows us to dream; it is always and only allusive. Language is ideally made to play with the future, to where we want to go, for what purpose. But is only suggests, hints at, alludes to. It uses a broad brush. It has no sharp point.

Language is not made for regulation, jurisdictional disputes, precision. It cannot clearly, firmly rule because it can never be pinned down; it is too elusive. Law is there, less to help maintain  law, more to debate what the law  can be made to say and mean. Language is not made to firmly run the state of affairs ­ it is too controversial, prickly, open-ended.

Its strength is its weakness. Its weakness  its strength.

Share