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I went to Leuven’s botanical gardens, yesterday,
and I was surprised by this Centaurea Montana.
It looks quite ordinary from a normal distance,
but reviewing my pics at home
revealed an alien world
full of colour and unexpected details


Picture by bvdb (whoisbert) may 2015 – @botanical gardens Leuven(B) – Nikon D3300 – x_DSC_1675/1564

conceptual thought

When you click the link below, your browser will navigate to an interview with Susan Schaller. She authored the book ‘A Man Without Words‘, a study of a 27-year-old deaf man whom Schaller teaches to sign for the first time.

Leap of Faith, the Story of a Contemporary Miracle: A Conversation with Susan Schaller, by Richard Whittaker, Apr 23, 2009

As much as we are addicted to seeing with our mind in stead of with our eyes, conceptual thinking has been a huge step forward for many members of the animal kingdom. Next, using words that name our concepts are another huge step forward, perhaps shared with dolphins and some apes, without which we would never be able to talk, and write about anything … like ‘mind silence’ :-).

The interview is a lot shorter than the book, and goes deep enough to get into the mind of a person without ‘words’ who experiences the revelation of naming things and sharing thoughts by sign-language.


Picture by bvdb (whoisbert) May 2015 – @Leuven (B) botanical gardens – Nikon D3300 – x_DSC_1613

a subject

there is a thin line
between silent awareness
and the experiencing mind,
the recorder, the observer, the experiencer
always separate from the experienced …

¨°*°¨

now, …
… is there a line?
or am i only fooling myself,
replacing ego with awareness,
still being a subject
which is awareing :-) a self … ?

some older ‘answers’ in this blog:
-> Scott Kilobi on the mind and awareness
-> awareness or meta-cognition


Picture by bvdb (whoisbert) May 2015 – @home – Nikon D3300 – x_DSC_1450