A thought on Meta
The more imagination deviates from that which is called reality in ordinary language and vision, the more it deviates from that which is called reality in ordinary language and vision, the more it approaches the heart of the reality which is no longer the world of manipulable objects, but the world into which we have been thrown by birth and within which we try to orient ourselves by projecting our innermost possibilities upon it, in order that we dwell there, in the strongest sense of that word. But this paradox is only sustainable if we happen to concede that we have to amend not only our ideas as to what an image is, but also our prejudices as to what reality is (Ricoeur 1991:133).
Reference: Ricoeur, P. (1991). A Ricoeur reader: reflection and imagination. Toronto and Buffalo: University of Toronto Press.