Text creates reality. Text creates reality?
I’m not going that far as to suggest that there is no reality beyond text, but certainly there is very little of it. Not that the reality does not exist without text. It just as if it does not exist.
Not only the social reality works this way. Which in fact is created by language.
The physical aspect of the reality could not be considered separately from the text as well. Text is the way how we process everything, how we work with things, how we describe phenomena, and the way we constitute them, and maybe even perceive.
No doubt any language is very imprecise, however it approximates exactitude. For examoke, the roughness of surfaces, such as of the fabric or of the wall, are very different–yet both fall into the category “rough.” Language slowly perfects itself, for instance, it is acquiring synonyms, but there is still a great road to be done.
Language is very young. In the ideal language, there will be a word for every distinct roughness. In addition to Wittgenstein’s mathematical clarity of language, the ideal language should be full of textures.
The ideal language might definitely be used for communication, but its main goal will be, creation. Perhaps communication inasmuch as communication is creation.
Now, in our medieval, dark epoch, poetry is perhaps indeed “the best way of non-communication.” It allows to misunderstand better than any achievable understanding.
“There is nothing beyond text,” said Derrida, and then had to explain himself at length and downplay his claim (the world may sometimes be extremely nervous). Now we got accustomed to the thought, which does not even seem to be all that revolutionary any longer.
(Written on a plant pot with some withered plant, hard to tell).