mind was blown (nirvana: “he blows!”): categories
castigated, classifications castrated, terms of desire
doused, beliefs & biases bowdlerized, prejudices
paddled, convictions spanked,assumptions chastened
with a stick so as to be stunned stupid: HA! just right for study.
called ELENCHUS, and the state of MINDING
ultimately attained: APORIA—no pores, no passage,
no exit. A consummation devoutly to be desired
& prerequisite to the practice of philosophy.
Hardly ever reached, however. You can imagine
the resistance. All the sparkling dialogue going on
and on by Socrates and his peripatetic colleagues
ending in whimpers, cicadae crackling overhead.
which commences when there’s no ground & not a leg to
& it’s turtles all the way down (Tasso) to in-the-beginnngs
of philosophy, origins originating originally; authors
authorizing authority authoritatively.
all in the yek family, sibling rivals.
“The construction and payoff of jokes and the
construction and payoff of philosophical concepts
are made of the same stuff. They tease the mind
in similar ways. That’s because philosophy and
jokes proceed from the same impulse: to confound
our sense of the way things are, to flip our worlds
upside down, and to ferret-out hidden, often
uncomfortable, truths about life. What the philosopher
calls an insight. the gagster calls a zinger.”
Platypus Walk into a Bar...)
jesters, jugglers, fools.