[LMB] When World-Views Collide, books

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Sat Jan 8 14:24:40 GMT 2022

> On Jan 8, 2022, at 7:18 AM, Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com> wrote:
> This relates to an argument I had some time ago at college.
> What is a ?word??  - I would argue that a great cook will think in tastes, mentally putting ingredients together.   In the same way, a perfumier may think in scent; a musician will undoubtedly think in musical sounds, phrases, even in the particular sound of an instrument (I certainly do!)  An artist may, for all I know, think in colour, or line, or shape, or texture.

A vocabulary is useful though.   Look at all of the words oenophiles learn to describe the tastes of wine.   This isn’t just for communicating with others, it helps them taste the wine to have the words.

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