Acquisition is sensory. Acquire, store, access. The eye sees what is there; the brain what is not there. Both whisper lies to each other - there's the paradox.
The most difficult. How to organise and access. That which is and that which is not become images, and images are not words. They are of equal significance in the mind's eye. That which is not = that which is. This is called acute perception and it comes with a cost.
And fiction is a lie which is true - another paradox.
Acute perception requires visual thinking. Words are reductive and 2 dimentional; only images and ideas are real. The minds eye makes of them what it will. All words are fake. All language is a perversion.
I am surprised by joy.
Both whisper lies to each other. Very well said.
Acute perception comes with a cost. True.
Fiction is real. The ultimate truth.
What is it that constitutes the essence of every paradox?
How does the key fit the lock in the box?
The key is in the question, always.
What is the purpose of the paradox?
It sets the question straight.
There is nothing else to be done.
I hereby declare bananatrombones the winner of the First Price.
Yes - a good question should always beg another question. If it does not, it is a poor question! It is an art to ask a good question. And well done to you wildcat, for asking the most wonderful questions.