I am a liar, you are not.

What do you mean?

July 3rd, 2007

A friend has sent me a few lines, strange lines. Actually, an answer to a question I had asked. Nevertheless, I do not understand it.
I guess, a seemingly natural reaction would be to ask

What do you mean?

And yet, it’s only a lie.
A liar’s lie.

To say we do not understand what we have just read, to ask for explanation of meaning which we allegedly failed to comprehend in the first place but pretending we would be able to understand it all if the other could just elaborate, whereas we even do not have a clue what the meaning of meaning is.


You don’t have to believe me.

June 28th, 2007

You do not have to believe me.
But if you do not
you better believe me this.

Of course, only in case you believe yourself.

Lies with wigs

June 22nd, 2007

If you were a liar and if you thought your hair is telling the truth what would you do?

You could wear a wig in order to cover the truth. But the wig is truth. Someone could see you wearing a wig. That’s the truth but you are a liar.

You could wear two wigs. One to cover your hair, one to cover the wig covering your hair. It will be difficult but you are a true liar. You’ll spare neither trouble nor expense.

It would be much easier if your hair was lying too. You’d not have to wear a wig, thus you’d wear one.

Of course, you could wear a hat on your wig, but you’d always fear the moment where you’d have to put it off. This is what hats are for. One can take them off, and back on again. Or someone else could.

Hats are transferable. Wigs are too, theoretically.
You see, wigs are metaphors. Hats are too, but practically.

We choose our lies.

How does a liar try to hide the fact of being a liar?

I think a wig is no lie. Though, a wig could be a lie’s metaphor. And a lie could be a wig’s metaphor. If a wig is a metaphor, then it actually is the metaphor of a lie’s metaphor.

Imagine a wig is a lie. Could you see it?
What does a metaphor tell?
What does a wig hide?

Thanks to The Man Who Couldn’t Blog for incentives.

Attention, please

June 16th, 2007

This is important! People who say, “Attention, please”, are liars.
You should know.


Still …

May 22nd, 2007

Ratta always kiddin

[… just kiddin’!]



May 21st, 2007

A flaw is a difference which makes a difference
only as long as it is a flaw.


Simplify simplification

May 18th, 2007

A few days ago, I was skimming through thousands of pictures looking for eyes, preferably eyes of a strong tree out of a dream come true, but that’s another story. Siona von Dijk In my breaks, I did some day-to-day work like hopping over, actually scurrying over, to Dave Pollard (who we had already referred to) reading his daily blog on why we have not yet saved the world. So much for the history. Recently, Dave was asking for advice in seven words or less. His list, whether I like it or not, made me add our blogs starting credo Stop making sense to the list of comments and further advice. But only when I checked back I found the one advice (to love, to remember, to be and trust)


Added by Siona van Dijk. Or in my mother’s words: Schnaufn nid vagessn (Austrian dialect for “Don’t forget to breathe”). Thus, in a daring attempt to get the feel of an eyes’ glimpse of the air she is breathing, I scurried over to Siona’s profile where she writes

I trust uncertainty, don’t care for irony, and believe that paradox is a profound measure of truth.
Siona van Dijk

Paradoxes only! Can you see the tree? On the path from trust to truth and back, the very grounds for liars to let trees flourish (trees with leaves of words) what more could we ask for? — Coffee! Of course, yes, but that’s again another story (though the same as above). — Simplification? — This is going to be complicated.

However, in the list of Siona’s bookmarks I found a link leading us to a list of Ten Commandments for a Simpler Way of Life (maybe we should make a list of lists, Juliet, please) where one can find (further) advices such as

II. You shall laugh on a daily basis.
VII. You shall turn off your technology.
VIII. You shall be spontaneous.
X. You shall learn what is ‘enough’.
Ririan, 2007-04-05

An interesting list of commandments as only no liars could ever compile. A liar, though, cannot resist to add: For to lead a simple life You shall simplify simplification!

Sure, we “believe that all this could very well be wrong” (Siona van Dijk).

Having found the eyes, I’ll now go and look for roots.

But before I gonna move on, one more advice from yours truly rattus rattus: Answer for yourself what advice means to you.

Dreamers don’t lie

May 11th, 2007
Mercutio: Why, may one ask?
Romeo: I dreamt a dream to-night.
Mercutio: And so did I.
Romeo: Well, what was yours?
Mercutio: That dreamers often lie.
Romeo: In bed asleep, while they do dream things true.

William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

We liars dream of dreams.
And we dream of no dreams.
We dream of the dreamless state of mind.
We dream of pursuing our dreams.
We dream of dreams to come true.

We dreamers often lie.