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The post that reads like a book


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 language, whether carved in stone or texted on a phone, is the tip of the tongue of metaphor.

“Metaphor lives a secret life all around us. We utter about six metaphors a minute.” —James Geary

Metaphors express our perceptions of literal illusions, such as life’s most valuable commodity.

“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

Figures of speech give us time’s pleasant metaphors, such the weekend, but also its falsely alarming ones, such as Monday.

“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.” —Queen Rania

The post that reads lke book, titled Laughsaver, suspends the literal illusions we learned in school. So in no time we see our way clear through the metaphoric time barrier to life’s sweet spot, where hindsight and foresight meet insight. Click here to open Laughsaver


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