primal heart

“Every kind of language is… specialized form of bodily gesture, and in this sense it may be said that the dance is the mother of all languages… an original language of total bodily gesture.

This “original” language of total bodily gesture is thus the one and only real language, which everybody who is in any way expressing himself is using all the time. What we call speech and the other kinds of language are only parts of it which have undergone specialized development.”
R.G. Collingwood, The Principles of Art

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