So the question is then - what do I have to say that is of substantial interest to someone else? That I am dealing with herculean problems with my dyslexic son in IIT and all the stuff we are doing to get him to finish the course? Or do I start earlier with the diagnosis of the problem in a story spanning twenty years? So yes, maybe there is way to tell that story, but knowing how was the question. Or could it be the story of my relationship with my wife through the years. So a more basic question arises. Do I have to use words at all to communicate whats in my mind? Can it be images? Do I know how to use my visual cortex instead of my language centers? Will I know how to create such a narrative?
An even simpler question arises. Can I take shots around the class room/ house that have some meaning? The question of meaning arises - what is meaning or the meaning of meaning. Visual meaning is an instant connection with a thought that can instantly be understood by the mind to imply something. This can have three levels. At the most basic level is the shot where the meaning of the shot is nothing other than what is shown - a literal meaning is the only meaning that emerges. Tanmay calls this shooting apples for apples. A second shot may convey a slightly more colored, hued, or possibly a sophisticated meaning that arises out of the visual but it can be seen if not literally, but with a slight embellishment of the literal meaning. Tanmay calls this shot the apples for dressed Apples shot. The third type of shot is the toughest. It is the communication of a third metaphorical or allusion which is not obvious to the naked eye and is therefore not literal, but is an implied meaning, whereby the meaning is a completely different interpretation altogether. Also called apples for pears.
So I did. I took some shots. There were two types. Where apples were shown as apples, the others where apples became plums, something different than what the image showed, in the form of a suggestion
Took a cofee break during which we go to a cafe franchise. We analysed the shots of the visual merchandizing in cafe. Apples. Dressed apples. Pears. Visual language. The visuals with their meanings are presented below the video.