[Original posting date: May 17, 2020 10:04 pm]
I think, in retrospect, I’ve been trying to reduce instances of hyperbole in what I write.
My next thought was:
Given my understanding of my own brain, limited (though ever growing) as it is…
Once the line of truth has been crossed – sometimes unknowingly, though never unknowable – it seems to me that everything beyond that could maybe lie on a spectrum; differing only by degree.
How heavy, so to speak, does an instance of hyperbole have to be to become an exaggeration? A lie? Where, exactly, do we begin to color a Lie, White?
Even knowingly allowing another to be misled, via silence-
All of these things seem, to me, to have crossed the line from Truth to Not Truth.
And Truth is becoming a Law in Brookeland. I’d say Not Truthing of any degree is Not Truthing, and constitutes a Felony Class Violation within the Seriously Silly Law School of Brookelandia.