Triple Entendre (triple_entendre) wrote,
Triple Entendre

Colorful metaphors

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!

crossposted from another thread
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