Textbook wisdom

“I know your joy through your laughter; feel your sorrow and pain in witnessing your tears; sense shame in your blush; find love in your affectionate gaze. The laughter, the tears, the blushes, and the tender glances are not just signs representing inner meanings, they are the very meanings they convey. … We are connected to each other not through our heads alone, not even most importantly in this way, but through our hearts.”

(Aho, The Things of the World: A Social Phenomenology, 63.)

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