It has thirteen horizontal stripes of alternating white and red color. It has a blue rectangle in the upper left corner with rows of stars for a total of fifty; the rectangle is blue and the stars are white.
What is the meaning of the American flag?
I suspect that if we received 100 statements trying to answer this question we would receive 100 different meanings for the American flag.
Does this tell us anything about the meaning of “meaning”?
Shared meanings create a culture.
But what is interesting is that different cultures have different meanings.
And what is even more interesting is that the parochial think that their meanings are shared by everyone.
I'm not even reading that whole OP, but the best piece of wisdom I ever received about meaning was that it's derived from the German word "meinung", whose root is "mein".
In English: "mine"
Interesting. Thank-you for sharing.
With dreamers, pure and simple, the imagination remains a vaguely sketched inner affair. It is not embodied in any aesthetic or practical invention. Reverie is the equivalent of weak desires. Dreamers are the aboulics of the creative imagination.
"I trust what you are doing though…I just see it a little differently.
I don’t see it as you stepping away from the fire. I see it as the fire directing your course.
No matter how airy or earthy or watery you become... to many of us you will always be...a super nova."
"Behind these gates of seeming warmth sits, loosely chained, a fierce attack dog. Perhaps not crazy, but dangerous"