“Words exist because of meaning. Once you’ve gotten the meaning, you can forget the words. Where can I find someone who has forgotten words? This is who I wish to speak with.” — Chuang Tzu
When someone tunes out the noise of the outer world, allows their thoughts to become still and calm, and immerses themselves in the experience of a work of art, they are speaking with someone who has “forgotten” words. This is because art exists in a mode that goes beyond mere language, reaching directly into the realm of pure meaning.