“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 plays second fiddle in the post that reads like a book: for Laughsaver is composed in the language of vision.
“You don’t see something until you have the right metaphor to let you perceive it.” —Robert Stetson Shaw
Metaphors illuminate our perceptions of what we experience.
“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
Diploma mills that specialize in time-is-money metaphors, spit us out to hit the ground running on a treadmill, rather than, say, flying a kite or rolling in clover.
“The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.” —Gilbert K. Chesterton
Well, Laughsaver rings the recess bell on the time-is-money, rat-race, dog-eat-dog, publish-or-perish and other textbook metaphors of happiness.
“I don’t know how to be happy – they didn’t teach it in my school.” —Ashleigh Brilliant
It serves up food for thought in a way that’s as ahead of its time as fortune cookies with pearls inside.
“The future of the book is the blurb.” —Marshall McLuhan
And it is as easy to get into as water wings.
“Unless you are educated in metaphor, you are not safe to be let loose in the world.” —Robert Frost
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