commentary part 27
Despite being a writer, I am a tactile learner. I primarily come to understand concepts and ideas through some kind of experience. Time and space demonstrate ideas in a fuller and more intricate way that abstract views cannot. I see images, sense smells and touch, which makes things tend to make more sense.
As a writer, I take what I internally experience, and describe them into words. I DE – SCRIBE.
“de” – prefix which means “down, away”, Latin for “off, from”
“scribe” – Latin root which means “write"
I take my image and I “scribe.” I write around it. I write away from it. I write it down to simplify it. I write circles around it. I write off of it, because I can’t write “it." (That is impossible.) Maybe that’s why I am a sense-learner. Tactility allows me to feel it in a way that no other modes or even words can.
So when I say, “I see.” I really do see. I see the idea. This truistic expression indicates that I grasp the knowledge that is presented. In my case, it is quite literal.
I was a learner before I was a writer. Writing began as an offshoot of my learning. I wanted the world to know what I thought, what I saw. And now writing has become an underlying facet of my entire identity that it has fused with my ability to see and learn. Writing has made me a more avid learner and experience-er, so that I would have more to write. It is so very Borges-ian.
Byproduct becomes cause. Oh, the Moebius Strip.