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Jan. 8th, 2004 | 06:09 am

I think Zen koans are much more coherent than any attempt at philosophy in prose.

It can be frustrating that language is deeply metaphorical at every level, from an entire text all the way down to the shapes that make up an individual letter of the alphabet.

And then we go and use those metaphors to talk about the metaphors of our perception, our senses....

I can disagree with someone... using their exact words. Conversely, I often agree with people by making statements they cannot accept as true. I am not just being difficult; the difficulty is a feature not just of language but of the Universe we are standing in!

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from: nobodobodon
date: Jan. 8th, 2004 09:06 am (UTC)
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I'm not standing.

Not as I type this.

But I will be shortly.

And possibly when you read this.

So maybe I'm still standing. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah.

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from: triple_entendre
date: Jan. 8th, 2004 09:53 am (UTC)
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I love it when you sing to me.

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from: chefmonkey
date: Jan. 8th, 2004 10:33 am (UTC)
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The other day, my almost-three-year-old-son came walking out of the kitchen with a colander on his head; the rim was down over his eyes.

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heatherness

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from: kukiri
date: Jan. 8th, 2004 03:43 pm (UTC)
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Hehe...that's right...it's a *feature*, not a bug!

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from: triple_entendre
date: Jan. 9th, 2004 09:46 am (UTC)
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heh heh... it's a feature, a bug, AND a virus!

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from: ex_askesis860
date: Jan. 9th, 2004 06:20 pm (UTC)
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And a floor wax! And a dessert topping!

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from: triple_entendre
date: Jan. 23rd, 2004 05:14 pm (UTC)
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"love is not what you think"

That's a nice one. I like it.

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