By Brian J. Mueller


 

…experience.

There are many things
which can only be known
experientially.

Explanations and metaphors
are eventually exposed
as the threadbare best
anyone can offer
in place of the real thing.

Sunrise in the mountains,
freedom on the open road,
floating through the sky,
standing before an audience,
the death of a love one,
your very first kiss –

all mean so much more
to the embodied soul
than it ever could
to even the most earnest
of listeners.

I learn in a different way.
I learn experientially.
~ Melinda Gates


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