One of my high school teachers once asked, “Without speech, would there still be thought?” At the time this stoner-esque consideration was profound enough to leave me not only speechless, but thoughtless as well. I tried to imagine a thought without words and could only vaguely conceive of emotional inspirations that well up deep within us. Music has a piece of this power, to convey thought and emotion without words, but in a way it borrows so much from speech and sound.
People seem to do a lot of talking, and a lot of thinking. Unfortunately, they don’t always go hand in hand and at times we seem to say things without thinking about them, and conversely to think of things without talking about them. Most of the time, this is all fine and well, after all if you’re not hurting someone or something with your pointless drivel then who cares, but words and thoughts have a way of turning into actions, and together these can have a serious impact.