Livin La Vida Trickster
It did my soul good to read this paen to lyin'.
For most of my life I too viewed lying as the biggest violation of my personal ethical code. But in the last few years I have been moving in the orbit of friends & relatives of Ken Campbell, one of the greatest tricksters of modern times, and I have learnt that, yes, lies make great art. Not (usually) out-and-out ones, but fabulation and confabulation of reality. Making it heroic.
Nothing, it turns out, is black and white, and that includes truth vs lie. But instead of living with shades of grey, let's lie just to turn the world pink and purple.
my lord. just what i needed to wrap up my summer season 🙏🏼🐦⬛
In other words, don't search for meaning, make it
Lying is the way to generate new facts for personal use. Jesus was a big liar, always trying to slap his followers awake, leaving them confused and "sore afraid." I'd like to substitute "the search for meaning" with "a search for usefulness" -- something is meaningful if you can and do use it.