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A way with words

Buddy Winkler was a preacher who needed a regular pulpit the way a toilet needed a regular flush. — Tom Robbins, Skinny Legs and All

In lieu of writing complete blog posts at this busy time, I’m going to just post occasional snippets from Tom Robbins. My daughter loaned me the above book, and I am still chuckling over his amazing wordplay. . . More soon.

 

I couldn’t have said it better myself . . .

Here’s a typical passage from the ancient Greek philosopher Parmenides.

“The thing that can be thought and that for the sake of which the thought exists is the same; for you cannot find thought without something that is, as to which it is uttered.  And there is not, and never shall be, anything besides what is . . .”

If anyone can enlighten me as to the precise meaning of the above, I would be eternally grateful – and extremely impressed.