I’ve been thinking how absolutely various people’s perception of the same object may be. This might be said about any object on earth at all, but what interests me the most – is the perception of pictures and paintings. Let’s take this Edvard Munch’s chef-d’oeuvre, for example.
Can you hear that creature’s sound? What is it like? Is he screaming? Is he squealing? Is he howling? Or is he, perhaps, silent at all? Might this be that he tries to scream, but the sound just doesn’t come out? Is the sound high or low?
To me, he is not silent. I can hear a very weird and particular sound similar to that when you try to talk into a glass jar. Have you ever tried to do so? That sound is hollow, booming and echoing. It isn’t loud, in fact, it’s more quiet, but filled with greatest desperation, fear and anguish. The kind of sound that makes you want to become deaf rather than to hear it once again.
And what do you hear?