The boat you are in is a metaphor of the reality you perceive, relative to certain variables.
“Einstein, in the special theory of relativity, proved that different observers, in different states of motion, see different realities.” –Leonard Susskind
The variables act like wind on a sail.
“Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered.” –William Shakespeare
No matter how favorable the breeze, though, the boat one is in may be tossed, pitched, and swamped by illusory variables.
“Time is an illusion.” –Albert Einstein
Fraught with falsely alarming deadlines, like hurdles in a race toward to an ultimate dead-end, temporal illusions are metaphors that suck the wind from the sail.
“When time just seems to be running out… Just remember to stop what you’re doing and just breathe.” –Anahi Sanchez
In the post that reads like a book, the observations of realists who laugh at life’s frantically fleeting and ultimately fatal illusions, are brought to the surface from a metaphoric salvage vessel-cum-treasure ship, Laughsaver.
“Any real belief in death is just wishful thinking.” –Chuck Palahniuk
Metaphor is the language of imagination, rather than of reason, so Laughsaver goes over the top.
“The highest state is laughter.” –Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Between the lines, though, the observations of more-or-less rational minds, keep it sitting pretty on an even keel.
“I have just got a new theory of eternity!” –Albert Einstein
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