“Some things are better felt than ‘telt’.”

I have been reading "The Grand Weaver" by Ravi Zacharias and came across this "old adage -- some things are better felt than 'telt'." It applies to music. Describing a song in words does not compare to the experience of actually hearing the song.
It applies to a woman's beauty. Using words to express her beauty pales in comparison to what's being described.
It applies to majestic wonders like the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Words or pictures  cannot adequately express the awesome, breathtaking reality.
"Some things are better felt than 'telt'" also applies, very aptly, to acupuncture. 
Having  acupuncture is the best way of finding out what the experience is like. It beats  trying to have someone explain what happens or what to expect when one is  needled.

This story was posted on April 5 2009 by david villanueva.
Tags: musings

Comments

  • April 8 2009 at 12:25 AM
    Lisafer writes:

    amen to that

    I find myself telling new patients, “the problem with acupuncture is that it’s not like anything else, so the only way to find out about it is to try it”. They all end up agreeing after their first treatment. A really odd thing: Skip and I were having dinner in the Mexican restaurant down the street and the table next to us ( 4 people) started talking about acupuncture and how much they liked it. (They weren’t WCA patients.) “The thing is, it’s just not like anything else,” one of the people at the table said. “You’re right, it isn’t!” the others agreed. 

    I guess this represents a consensus from the collective unconscious. 

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  • April 8 2009 at 11:19 AM
    Nora writes:

    indeed -

    I usually think of myself as being okay with words, but this is a case where words fail more often than not.  This is why I really want to get more pictures up of people getting treatments, looking relaxed. 

    My latest explanation that I do like is that, after about 10 minutes, it feels a little like when you’re lying on a beach and someone’s piling sand on your body, and you just feel weighted down and relaxed.  But that’s just an approximation, and it’s different for different people.  Hence the speed dating: get em in and poke em.  

     

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