What is Language?

The way in which we define language can limit or broaden our interactions with the world and others in it. As this brief video begins to explore, interlocutors take many forms, not all of which correspond to our “usual” understanding of sounds or gestures as referring to particular symbols. I am hesitant to aestheticize a fellow human’s seemingly peculiar form of thought, but isn’t this an argument for poetry, in its broadest sense? Poetry as deepening of connectedness? ¬†Poetry as ongoing meaning-making?