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The Post that Reads like a Book


 

A post, literally speaking, has the same reading skill as 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 language, be it carved in stone, written on the wall or blowing in the wind, can’t hold a candle to metaphor.

“Metaphor is embodied in language. The strangest thing that human speech and human writing can do is create a metaphor. That is an amazing leap, is it not?” Dennis Potter

Take a leap day. Literally, a non-day, decreed by an imperial dictator to make the universe obey his calendar.

“The universe is not indifferent to our experience – it depends on it.” —Stephen Hawking

Metaphorically, it shows that illusion we call time, can cancelled by decree.

“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

Thanks to metaphor, the post titled Laughsaver not only reads like a book, it frees one’s imagination, and thus one’s  perception of existence, from falsely alarming metaphors of their sense of presence.

“We’re programmed to believe that time is the enemy, that it takes away from us or that it diminishes us. I have found that it’s done the opposite to me. Life is in perfect balance. It’s just that our perception of it isn’t.” Rania al-Abdullah

Laughsaver is literally, as well as figuratively, priceless. Anyone whose web browser has a, um, book reader, would only have to click the image below to launch it in a new tab at this site.



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