There were words whose meaning, whose concept, I couldn’t fully grasp. I had an idea, a huch, but what exactly they meant seemed blurry to me. It was difficult to explain them or to find a fitting synonym. Their meaning was just too complex and different. How could I make myself understand, when there was nothing remotely similar to them? Was a hunch, a faint feeling, enough for me to use them—to say I understood? Did other people have the same struggles or was I just too uneducated and , frankly speaking, stupid? My thoughts kept on swirling, leaving me with nothing but confusion. Have I ever truly understood a single word? Or did I just pretend to know? The human language never felt more distant to me than in that moment.