Wednesday, February 05, 2014

holy blending...just do it

"Jesus never opened his mouth without a parable coming out," (Matt 13:34-5)

“The greatest thing by far is to be master of is also a sign of genius, since a good metaphor implies an intuitive perception of the similarity in dissimilars.”
(Poetics, 1459 a 5-8, "The Basic Works of Aristotle")

"If genius is the ability to see analogy;
certainly madness is the ability to see analogy where none exists." -Mike Nesmith


One of the most important disciplines for stretching your brain and creating creativity is

...whatever you want to call it:

  • "looking for the unobvious" connections between two things
  • reading, engaging parables that compare/contrast
  • making a song mash-up of two songs
  • seizing synesthesia
  • making metaphors
In light of this photo by Brant Hansen 
(great blogger, hope he starts again), I have a new metaphor for
this whole metaphoring discipline:
holy blending

The look on the blender's face reminds me of the look on the faces of some students who at first think they can't do it/don't want to do it.
Usually, it's more fun than they thought.

Go to it.  Blend two items that you don't think blend well...

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