Posts tagged ‘Truth and Beauty’
If it’s true beauty is more than skin-deep
“Of the delights of this world man cares most for sexual intercourse, yet he has left it out of his heaven.” –Mark Twain
Approaching the great spiral stairway at the end of the road, a shapely figure in a red micro-mini and feathered boa, says to a frumpy figure in a black habit and wimple, “I must be going down, for sex was my way of life, while you must be going up.” Holding its wimple, the frumpy figure hops on the banister and shouts, “…Been there, done that.”
Any adult who seriously thinks that sex is an antonym for heaven, and chastity a synonym, needs to get laughed.
“Any real ecstasy is a sign you are moving in the right direction, don’t let any prude tell you otherwise.” –Saint Teresa Of Avila
“I intend to live forever, or die trying.” -Groucho Marx
The audience is booing the 100-year-old comic for boring them with the same old joke. Under his breath, the comic mutters, “God, don’t let me die up here on the stage, let me kill the audience.” Everybody in the audience keels over like reaped wheat. The comic cries,“God,I was speaking metaphorically!” A voice replies, “In that case, either write a new joke before you step off the stage, or be taken literally.”
The subject of today’s seriously funny philosophical post: The finite and infinite benefits of writing a new joke, where fatal metaphors, namely Father Time, a.k.a. the Grim Reaper, do not get the last laugh. The finite benefit: Writing such a joke focuses our imagination on a timeless state of consciousness where there is nothing to do but be happy, and all of time to do it now.
The infinite benefit: We realize our greatest desire now.