“Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel.” –August Hale
Be it a royal yacht or a rusty bucket, the boat anyone is in, is a metaphor that gets tossed, pitched, and swamped by temporal illusions.
“Time is an illusion.” –Albert Einstein
On the voyage of life, we perceive time’s illusory rapids and doldrums through metaphors that stir tempests in teapots and suck the wind from our sail.
“When time just seems to be running out… Just remember to stop what you’re doing and just breathe.” –Anahi Sanchez
While a timeless metaphor keeps the boat we are in* sitting pretty on an even keel in a harbor of contentment.
“Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.” –Henry David Thoreau
It is crafted of the language of vision, the idiom of imagination, the diction that depicts what we perceive.
“The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” –Marcel Proust
With metaphor, it lifts the blinds from the mind’s eye, and coins the gold that fills the hold!
“Many a treasure besides Ali Baba’s is unlocked with a verbal key.” –Henry Van Dyke
Neither royal yacht nor rusty bucket, but a craft that floats the metaphors we sink without.
“Life is a voyage.” –Victor Hugo
*Our metaphoric craft. Laughsaver, takes humor’s way to life’s sweet spot and arrives before setting out.
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