Monday, January 30, 2012

Humor's Nonsensical Mirror

Humor is not only a valid enterprise held within the origin of evolvement, it is a guide through the labyrinth of obscene intellect to a place where traces of nonsensical ideology dwell undaunted and unfallen

"A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool"
A wise woman knows we are all fools

Masterfully weaving humorous devices into his tales to delight and entertain us in our follies over everything and nothing, Shakespeare's humor was the humor of knowing, a glorious sublimity that praises us despite our failings. 

"Brevity is the soul of wit"
An Existentialist's Dictionary

Even the monarch of wit, himself, still has us thinking and thanking him in full recognition of seeing our selves in others. A view only a humorous mirror can offer. 

"But men are men; the best sometimes forget." 
Things happen

A Mirror for Magistrates...1610
First complete edition. Imprinted by Felix Kyngston. The title, A Winters Night Vision, in this volume may have suggested to Shakespeare The Winter’s Tale. It was published in the same year the play may have been written. Mirror also contains the foundation story of Shakespeare’s King Lear.

"So young, and so untender?
You've held my arm up for an hour now

Humor frustrates and delights. It disputes action versus contemplation, theory versus practice, human dignity versus human depravity, and individualism versus communality. In treating these polarities, humor achieves a higher realism, transcending the mere imitation of experience, in all its conflict and fertility, into a mirror of mind itself. 

"Better a witty fool than a foolish wit"
A bit too late for this post

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