Couldn’t agree more with most of this! 🙂 He makes this world, all right – pity Trickster can’t unmake it a bit more today: and clear out some of the trash! :/

a sandwich, with words???

In Trickster Makes This World: How Disruptive Imagination Creates Culture, Lewis Hyde examines the trickster archetype, focusing specifically on the stories of Hermes, Coyote, and Krishna. A creature of the threshold –“sometimes drawing the line, sometimes crossing it, sometimes erasing or moving it” (8)– trickster is “the mythic embodiment of ambiguity and ambivalence, doubleness and duplicity, contradiction and paradox” (7). He is amoral (10), driven by appetite, and shameless (153); he’s held captive by desire, is wildly self-indulgent and is drawn to that which is dirty or censured (176; 185-190). tl;dr, he really doesn’t give a shit. He’s also playful and creative, inventing lies to invent the truth; at the very least, trickster calls into question what is in fact true, thus imbuing his duplicity with polysemic pregnancy (72-75). In short, trickster possesses –and/or has the potential to conjure– the keys for locks which do not yet exist…

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Ah! That'd be telling! But very Lokean.
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