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    Smile Three ways of knowing

    The British say, "I know it like the back of my hand",

    While the Germans say, "I know it like the inside of my pocket"

    And the Americans say, "I know it inside out".

    How are we knowing?

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    I can't speak for "we".

    But three ways of knowing are as follows;

    Intellectuality, emotionally and spiritually

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    How do you NOT know, Victor? How do you not know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatGirl View Post
    How do you NOT know, Victor? How do you not know?
    Well, literacy privileges my eye, and so my ear, my taste, my touch, my balance and my viscera are underprivileged.

    I was compelled by law to go to a special institution with specially trained teachers for twelve years to learn to read and write. And in learning to read and write I learnt to know by eye and not to know by ear, taste, touch, balance and viscera.

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    Smile Knowing through the senses

    The Russians say, "I know it like the palm of my hand"

    And the French say, "I know it in depth".

    So the Russians are tactile and the French are aural.

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    I think the French and the Russians are both pretty tactile compared to predominantly English-speaking cultures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmie Dearest View Post
    I think the French and the Russians are both pretty tactile compared to predominantly English-speaking cultures.
    The Brtish are visual, the Americans favour the proprioceptive sense, that is, the sense of balance and dance, and as you say, the Russians are tactile.

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    What if they're not?

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    What if they're not?
    Perhaps they are not.

    The only evidence I offer is cliche.

    And I jump from cliche to archetype.

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    Smile Tactile knowing.

    Last night I was sitting in my armchair and I became aware of warmth in my skin. Ah ha, I thought, the tactile sense, the sense of touch.

    So I thought why not take my tactile sense for a walk up to Manuka. So as I left the house I allowed myself to perceive everything through my sense of touch.

    And everywhere I looked I found things touching. In particular I found the motor cars touching the air. And the air touching the motor cars. Indeed the touch of the air on the cars had formed their very shape, for they were streamlined to the touch of air at 80 kilometres an hour.

    And then I thought of the jet fighter touching the air at 800 kilometres an hour. And a shark touching the water as streamlined as a car or a jet. In fact the touch of water and air create the same streamlined shapes.

    And indeed it is shape that we touch. So as I moved up to Manuka, I touched the shape of the trees, the shape of the lights, shape of even the petrol station. There were shapes everywhere, extraordinary shapes, beautiful shapes, half hidden shapes, with the sense of touch revealing their magic.

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