Posts tagged ‘Mark Twain’
When opposites see eye to eye, there is attraction.
“Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.” –Jim Carrey
“Beauty is simply reality seen with the eyes of love.” –Rabindranath Tagore
When character and humility see eye to eye, there is vision.
“Of all the senses, sight must be the most delightful.” –Helen Keller
When hindsight and foresight see eye to eye, there is insight.
“Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?” –Henry David Thoreau
Today, we are laughing with the gods at a finite metaphor’s cuckoo relationship to wealth, to love, and to life (not to say money, sex, and death). The finite metaphor is an invention of the human imagination: a metering device known as the clock.
“They took away time, and they gave us the clock.” –Abdullah Ibrahim
Once you get an inkling of what time itself is made of, its finite metaphors become seriously funny.
“Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.” –Douglas Adams
Time…as meted out by clocks, calendars, birthday cards, sympathy cards…is a seriously limited metaphor of life, the universe, et al. Did you know you have the power to trade it in for an infinite one?
“At the height of laughter the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.” –Jean Houston
Laughter is the music of happiness played on a scale from tickled to amused to delighted to elated to ecstatic to… Well, that’s plenty for most of us. Those who laugh at the same joke the gods are fond of, make light of the cause of unhappiness.
“We are never happy until we learn to laugh at ourselves.” –Dorothy Dix