GODSLAUGH.ME celebrates the gift of metaphor: the language of imagination and key to the doors of perception.
“The metaphor is perhaps one of man’s most fruitful potentialities. Its efficacy verges on magic, and it seems a tool for creation which God forgot inside one of His creatures when He made him.” —José Ortega y Gasset
The metaphoric key is its imagery, which provides insight into our perceptions..
“A metaphor is not an ornament. It is an organ of perception. Through metaphors, we see the world as one thing or another.” —Neil Postman
Created in good faith, it lets us see through time’s illusions from here to, well, eternity.
“The power of imagination makes us infinite.” —William Blake
Composed with good will, it lets us make a tall tale true.
“If a thing loves, it is infinite.” —John Muir
Impelled by good reason, it is all she wrote.
“The drive toward the formation of metaphors is the fundamental human drive, which one cannot for a single instant dispense with in thought, for one would thereby dispense with man himself.” —Friedrich Nietzsche
Used in earnest, it can be risky.
“Metaphors are dangerous. Metaphors are not to be trifled with. A single metaphor can give birth to love.” —Milan Kundera
Mixed with good humor, though, it makes light of grave matters.
“Some things are so serious you have to laugh at them.” —Niels Bohr
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