The art of hermeneutics is seeing/hearing what's what, knowing/doing what needs to be done about it, being right about all of it and doing it with the gifts of our original nature and our innate virtues/specialties in each situation as it arises al our life long. Hermeneutics is reading/interpreting/understanding the situation as it unfolds before us, around us, moment to moment, and responding to it in ways appropriate to the occasion. The art of hermeneutics is the art of life. It depends upon the right kind and amount of stillness, emptiness and silence, and feeling/listening/seeing/knowing our way into the field of action/doing. It is an experiential knowing/doing that cannot be explained or taught with words. It is dancing with the music that cannot be heard but can be sensed/felt/grasped/comprehended/understood. We live our way into it, picking up on the subtleties and nuances, and fine distinctions between what is called for and what is one step over the line. It takes a lot of living to be able to see. Hear. Know. Understand. And respond in the right way in the right place, at the right time, time after time. And, that is what is asked of us all, all the time. It is called "Walking on water," and "Skating on thin ice," and "Living on a slippery slope," "A dangerous path," "Like the razor's edge." Not caring what our chances are. And not keeping score. Or nursing old wounds. But "boldly going where no one has gone before." Day after day. Time after time.