A shorthand for communication and a bundled concentration of expression; gesture is for me, a shiny gem of instinctive information. Crinkly lines around our eyes, all manner of shoulder angles, distinctive sweeps of our hands and fingers, a lopsided grin...well, I could go on and on. Tons of evaluative information compressed into a twitch or a glance offered up as potent pictures. We can also extend the definition of gesture to the modulation and tones of our voices, a sort of music, expressing auditory abundances.
Gesture of all sorts, brilliantly illuminates my particular world. It seems to be the way I’m wired. I wonder if there are parts of my brain that flash arrays of color at the very opportunity to accept gestural information. Perhaps gesture plays a role in my love and involvement with creatures that don’t happen to be human, but display robust gestural talent.
I know that not everyone is wired like me. Brains that operate differently from mine may find little pleasure or significance in gestural observation. Surely, such individuals are gifted with very different and perhaps far greater perceptual tools than my idiosyncratic perceptions. I find it absolutely fascinating how each of us individually processes our world. Naturally, I’d very much enjoy a small group, in person discussion of the topic:)