If God Falls Like a Tree In the Forest and No One Hears, Does God Exist?
At the beginning of every semester, I tell my students: there is a world of difference between hearing music and listening to it. Emphatically despite the fact that “hear” and “listen” are often used interchangeably in casual speech, as though they were exact synonyms. In fact, they mean two completely different – although not entirely unrelated – things. I’ve spent a goodly portion of my life thinking about language and trying to understand its expressive range, the better