Epanorthosis


Epanorthosis (ep-an-or-tho’-sis): Amending a first thought by altering it to make it stronger or more vehement.

The future does not exist. Neither does the past. Yet, they are theaters of hope, fear, remorse, happiness and all that is well or unwell as it is inscribed in the meat in our heads–in the brain–the house of joy and pain–but it is not the synapses, the neurons, and the flesh, and the blood that make the brain a home.

NO!

The past and the future are magically manifest spirits haunting our heads with the symbolic scent of life’s meaning and purpose, incarnate in the tongue-cut air blowing between us that bears the pollen of good and evil–that propagates the mind, making minding the address of the home that is nowhere, with no exit, no entrance, no windows, no doors, no roof, no floor, no walls–where WE are never alone, but I am.

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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu)

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