A buddy of mine posted this picture via social media. Louis Armstrong was smart guy and this quote resonates with me. There are some people that if they don’t know, you can’t tell them. To put a positive spin on this we could say that there are some things we can only know through direct experience. Maybe we can’t tell them, but we can show them or facilitate experiences that will let them know. More likely Armstrong was pointing out that some people don’t know, don’t care to know, and probably, maybe, lack the capacity to know. Enlightenment isn’t for everyone and there are plenty of people that don’t want to be told even the best of news.
Take a moment to think about the people that you hold dear that might be evoked for you by Armstrong’s quote. How do we love them? How do we tell them? How do we embrace their unknowingness and untellability???