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The Composer


“Making eye contact with adults while dressed as a clown is risky.” —Douglas Coupland


a clownThe composer of godslaugh.me* plays the fool for life’s defining metaphors.

“Life is a voyage.” —Victor Hugo

Metaphor is the language of vision that depicts what we experience, be it illusory as Father Time or real as Mother Nature.

“You don’t see something until you have the right metaphor to let you perceive it.” —Robert Stetson Shaw

He uses it to spin a timeless yarn to life’s sweet spot, where it is never to soon or too late.

“Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.” —Henry David Thoreau

Not to say that getting there isn’t adventurous.

“Heroes take journeys, confront dragons, and discover the treasure of their true selves.” —Carol Lynn Pearson

It helps being is in the same boat with a host of guides.

“The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

It’s a craft propelled by wit and reason, and it floats the metaphors we sink without.

“Most people are rowing against the current of life. Instead of turning the boat around, all they need to do is let go of the oars.” —Esther Hicks


*Ed Shapiro arranges his own and others’ thoughts about the voyage of life, into the compositions posted at GODSLAUGH.ME, including the blog posts and the post that reads like a book, Laughsaver

_______________________Inspiration for the red nose:________________________ “I always have this red nose in my pocket, and if it looks like I’m taking things too seriously, or the person I’m talking to is taking them too seriously, I put the nose on. It doesn’t matter what we’re doing or talking about, it doesn’t matter if we agree or disagree, the nose changes everything.” —Bernie Glassman



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