September 28, 2011 § 3 Comments

A truly amazing creature. This beast uses complex camouflage to give the likeness of truth. Therefore, it appears differently to those who spot it because everyone’s definition of truth varies. Verisimilitudes have been witnessed as the Holy Grail (Sir Gawain) Paradise (Dante), Bellybutton (Bloom), a piece of flourless chocolate torte (Julie) etc. Some Verisimilitudes are more skilled at representing “truth” than others. The lesser skilled ones are  easy to identify because they come across as unrealistic. The Verisimilitude shown here was witnessed by a sailor. When asked to explain his vision of a verisimilitude he simply stated “Dere be nodin’ mo’e true dan de sea herself.”

1. The appearance or semblance of truth


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