Thought Without Language

A thought occurs in the mind.

When I taste, or sense an aroma, I am often transported to a different place, person, or event. In my dreams I talk, I hear sounds, I see, I move.

Memory is also thought.

Although language is my most apparent expression of thought, I also have musical ideas, ideas of movement, and visual ideas. These thoughts arise from different places to where language springs from.

In common with emotion, at times I am aware of my thoughts, and at others I am not.

Art in its various forms springs not only from how I feel and what I think with words, but also from my non-linguistic thoughts. Perhaps I might think of these as 'sensory thoughts', or more accurately as thoughts aligned with my senses.

Thought is the vessel of my being me.

The Craft of Art