Nice column, Ross.
It ocurred to me in reading it that, while there is truth to "We cannot live in a world that is not our own. In a world that is interpreted for us by others." we still need to find a common language. For each of us to live in a world wholly of our own creation is, I believe, psychosis. And that give and take, that reality-testing, that validates each moment whether our interpretation is "working," is how an art develops and grows and how a functional society.