Thursday, April 16, 2009

.5 MT

I did not actually see that one while commuting this a.m. The train of thought started with "MT TANK" when I saw a stranded car.

So, to my point: The whole perspective of a glass being Half Empty or Half Full is backwards. Of course we understand every snapshot in time is meanlingless without context, and that words help shape ideas (or is it ideas helps shape words?).

How does a glass get to be half empty? By emptying half of it. It's a good state, unless maybe the glass was filled with hemlock. You've had half the experience of consuming, and another half to go.

How does a glass get to be half full? Sub-prime mortgages - "Sorry, sir, we can only afford to pour you half a glass."

... Now, about that self-delusional poem - "though, as for that the passing there had worn them really about the same."

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