“Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.” —Albert Einstein
Speaking literally, a post reads on a par with a pillar, and a book is as dumb as a post.
“Perhaps things are not things but words: metaphors, words for other things.” —Octavio Paz
But literal speech is only a footnote in the post that reads like a book—Laughsaver—for it is composed in the language we use to perceive what we experience.
“You don’t see something until you have the right metaphor to let you perceive it.” —Robert Stetson Shaw
It is the language we all use to perceive an illusion that we measure our lives by, even mistake for life itself.
“We say that time passes, time goes by, and time flows. Those are metaphors. We also think of time as a medium in which we exist.” —James Gleick
Funny as it sounds, metaphor is the key, not only to our perception of time, but to everything we have words for.
“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
Well, Laughsaver rings the recess bell on the textbook perception of time, and every vital thing that we measure our lives by.
“I don’t know how to be happy – they didn’t teach it in my school.” —Ashleigh Brilliant
In the same boat with exemplars of the metaphoric school of thought, the post that reads like a book floats the metaphors we sink without.
“Unless you are educated in metaphor, you are not safe to be let loose in the world.” —Robert Frost
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