a universe of words

Alone and confused atop his tower of Babel, he looked down at a universe of words. He had not found Heaven. Instead, he realised, he had constructed his own world of symbols, and with it, his own prison.

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‘The more we try to live in a world of words, the more we feel isolated and alone, the more all the joy and liveliness of things is exchanged for mere certainty and security.’

Alan Watts – The Wisdom of Insecurity, p. 50