March 13, 2004
The word of the day is....


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\juh-STIK-yuh-layt\, intransitive verb:
To make gestures or motions, especially while speaking or instead of speaking.

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Muscular imagery. We think with our bodies. We often represent things in a kind of muscular imagery created by actions or implicit (unexpressed ) actions.

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People who "talk" with their hands are using gestures to help themselves think as well as to communicate. A great deal of information is contained in kinesthetic sensations (feelings from the muscles and joints).

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As a person talks, these sensations help structure the flow of ideas (Horowitz, 1970). It is impossible not to demonstrate when attempting to describe some things.

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at March 13, 2004 10:01 AM .

Great pictures and such a wonderful definition to go with them. :)

Posted by: kat on March 13, 2004 11:16 AM

I've already said how much I adore his gesticulation: it makes him so Italian. You know, we tend to "speak with our hands"...and Keanu is only North American celebrity I've ever seen so inclined, and good, at using his hands, and arms, to exspress himself. He's so endearing when he does that!

Posted by: Breeze on March 13, 2004 12:26 PM

i know...i love it when gesticulates too...;)

Posted by: renee452 on March 13, 2004 12:54 PM


Posted by: Liza on March 13, 2004 01:28 PM

Honest to God that even a word???!!! I guess they have words for everything nowadays LOL!

...but seriously, I love when people "gesticulate" because I do it myself!!!

Posted by: shelz on March 13, 2004 01:55 PM

Ah... I love those pictures. This is a man for whom I would embrace or abandon any religion... live in any country.... try just about anything at least once... in fact, that might be the best part...

Posted by: Smit too on March 13, 2004 02:00 PM

The way he seems to talk with his whole body - it's delicious to watch, and he's got sooo beautiful hands!

Posted by: Niobe on March 13, 2004 02:23 PM

Gotta admit, I swooooon when he does that...and those hands, oh those marvelous mitts...


Thanks for sharing those lovely gesticulating pics!

Posted by: bakednudel on March 13, 2004 04:33 PM

I love those pics! He can talk to me with those hands anyday! I love the emotion it shows and the interest in whatever he was talking about!


Posted by: JeannieNC on March 14, 2004 10:17 AM

Hi Jeannie.
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Posted by: krix on March 14, 2004 10:54 AM

Just beautiful *sigh*

Posted by: virgo on March 15, 2004 05:28 AM

Gesticulating is sexy. Seriously, I tend to think of someone who uses embraces whole body communication as more free and open to new experiences, as far fetched as that may sound.

Posted by: bluezzzgirl on March 15, 2004 11:19 PM

thanks for those photos, especially since i don't think i have seen them before. do they come from a particular interview? and if so, is it available online anywhere?

i love the way he expresses himself, too, with such attention to what he's saying and such passion about communicating. it makes me think that his work as Neo, which is so still and restrained, has gone largely undervalued.

thanks again.

Posted by: bea herenow on March 16, 2004 03:50 AM

Bea, I'm pretty sure these are from The Matrix Revisited. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

Posted by: Zen on March 16, 2004 12:49 PM
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