‘We are in an absolute need for the other’
(Mikhail Bakhtin)

We need the other because we cannot

see ourselves. The photograph can only

describe the appearance but there is more

to humanness than what meets the eye;

we are not our images.

A more truthful mirror is another person for

by the shape we take around each other

we can see the state of our being.

And lest we would be left lonely with our

thoughts and unaided with our senses,

we speak to be heard and even though our

words fail us, we speak to be understood.

We are in need to be known.

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