A book is a mirror:if an ape looks into itan apostle is hardly likely to look out. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742-1799)
Mr. Lichtenberg is a bit sagacious. One never knows. An ape might be more trustworthy than an apostle...(in case it's what I see!!!)To your good health, Sean.:)
Hmmmm- Happy New Year, Sean.
This is true not just of books, but of almost anything one can think of.
Mirror's always err, actually. Try holding a book up to one. They show a mirror image - the precise opposite of reality.
This makes me think to deep.)
Where has Sean gone? Hope you are OK.
Claudia,quite. Not nice a thought it is (for me) to think of looking into a book / a mirror and an apostle is looking out.As for the esteemed hunchback: Certainly he was sagacious; when replacing the 'g' by an 'l' even more than a bit . :)Happy New Year, Welshcakes.Stan,spot on.Andrew,so much I'd like to agree, but alas: Reflecting, the one looking into my mirror does err much more often than the mirror.The opposite of reality? :)Hans,as long as you don't happen to become an apostle ... :)Ah, Andrew,you are so kind. Thank you!Right now I feel very relaxed and at the same time like a volcano. :)More about where I was and where I am in the the next blog post.