“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.”
-Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Given my long-term difficulties with regaining fluency in my mother-tongue, and it’s implications socially and even vocationally, these words above resonate with me. They hit home.
This is the very thing I love about art. It has the ability to reach people where language may fail.
Great art need not have political significance. Continue reading