Watching the pianist read music tonight was incredible. To me, those lines and dots and shapes mean absolutely nothing — they could not mean less to me. They are emojis, symbols, and absolute gibberish. But that pianist looks at those papers and instantly
knows what it says. It’s like you reading the word “dog” or “friend” or “every dog is my friend.” My mind started racing with how wild languages are in general and I can’t wait to unpack it a bit more. It’s just… so
amazing that every single person on this planet can communicate, but we all do it differently. According to this Mental Floss article
, the Chinese language is the world’s most spoken language. I know tons of English words, but I know about 5 Chinese words. I can’t explain what type of awe I’m feeling, but I’m really feeling it.