R is for the Risk of Rationalism

Understanding, explaining, teaching—these wonderful “verbal-intellectual” activities carry a risk. The risk of forgetting that not everything can be understood in that narrow way. The risk of being unwilling to learn from the totality of our selves. The risk of failing the music, not because we can’t do, but because we limit our doing to what can be put into words. If music offered or required no more than that, we wouldn’t need music!

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