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    Creating Meaning Through Everyday Metaphors #1

    Please share your interpretation of the below metaphor: "It's the thin wire fence that stops the tumbleweed."
    Riversled Riversled 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 23, 2010

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    My heart has frostbite,

    extremely painful; the tissues will not hurt at all until they are rewarmed, but once they begin to thaw, the pain is intense. Thawing is often mistakenly ended prematurely because pain may be severe during rewarming. It's best to provide a source of heat that will rewarm the...
    reachingforthesun reachingforthesun 16-17, F Aug 9

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    Creating Meaning Through Everyday Metaphors #3

    Please share your interpretation of the following metaphor: "The woodpile is home to the spider and insect alike."
    Riversled Riversled 46-50, M Nov 24, 2010

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    Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall.

    I particularly love metaphors that use, as the comparator, the natural world and weather. One poem, that I recite off by heart, by Charlotte Bronte, is an extended metaphor of nature in terms of our progress in life. LIFE by: Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855) LIFE, believe...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 4, 2008

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    Cosmic Motor

    "The creative voice of God I heard resounding as Aum, the vibration of the Cosmic Motor." Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yoganda  
    countessS countessS 31-35, F Nov 11, 2008

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    I Speak In Riddles and Metaphors

      I'm a student in college, and I'd been turning in these papers that always got poor grades.  I'm a good writer, too, so I didn't get it.  A friend of mine told me that I always spoke in riddles in metaphors.  That's how I think, too.  I read something...
    trapper907 trapper907 36-40 Mar 21, 2009

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    Turtles

    . Today's turtles try to turn together toward tomorrow, tragedy and triumph trailing them at every turn. Tall in truth though they tower, times too often they teeter and tumble. Though their trials tire the timid travellers [their tumultuous transport telling terrible tales...
    turtlesplash turtlesplash 41-45, M Sep 14, 2013

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    It's Quite Obvious.

    My username is a metaphor, I'm your brand of heroin.
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F Apr 3, 2009

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    Creating Meaning Through Everyday Metaphors #2

    Please share your interpretation of the following metaphor: "The blowing snow makes barren the brittle sage."
    Riversled Riversled 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 23, 2010

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    And I Love James Morrison

      Let me hold you for the last time It's the last chance to feel again But you broke me, now I can't feel anything When I love you is so untrue I can't even convince myself When I'm speaking it's the voice of someone else Oh, it tears me up I try to hold on but...
    Fallflower Fallflower 36-40, F Nov 10, 2010

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    So Many Drooling Idiots

    Metaphor/simile hilarity from my favorite book: "After a period in which the western world had enjoyed order, tranquility, unity, and oneness with its True God and Trinity, there appeared winds of change which spelled evil days ahead . . . . Fortuna's wheel had turned on...
    countessS countessS 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 10, 2008

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    A Hindu Saying

    As quoted in Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yoganda: "In shallow men the fish of little thoughts cause much commotion. In oceanic minds, the whales of inspiration make hardly a ruffle. 
    countessS countessS 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2008

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    Creating Meaning Through Everyday Metaphors #4

    Please share your insight and interpretation of the following metaphor: “The boulder goes unnoticed until the tillers tine.”
    Riversled Riversled 46-50, M Nov 24, 2010

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    Isaac Brock's Metaphors

    Aristotle said in Poetics that the ability to use metaphors is a sign of genius.  I agree, and the master of metaphor is my favorite kind of genius.  I especially love lyrics that use good metaphors.  Some of the people I most admire are masters of metaphor; Isaac...
    eromreven eromreven 26-30 9 Responses Dec 24, 2007

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    Related Experiences

    I can relate to these stories. I'm glad I found this site because I've only have shared my first love story with just a few people and just bits and pieces of it. It's been 40...
    LoveinthisLife LoveinthisLife 51-55, F 5 hrs ago

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    Some people say my love cannot be true Please believe me my love an ill show you I will give you those things you thought unreal The sun the moon the stars all bear my seal Oh...
    Smigger1970 Smigger1970 41-45, M 5 hrs ago

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    "For the longest time, I guess I thought He didn't give a damn Hard to read, hard to please Yeah, that was my old man On the day I left for college It was nothing new We...
    countryboy96 countryboy96 16-17, M 12 hrs ago

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    I love rain. I don't care if I'm inside or outside. I love the feeling of rain falling on my face , I love its smell. And the sound it makes. I love watching raindrops falling down...
    Serenita Serenita 41-45, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    This experience is brought to you by birthdays. Not celebrating them, or the occasion itself. But how it's a unique identifier. About how it's a small tender piece of us and yet we...
    milesfromyou milesfromyou 31-35 4 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I remember analyzing this poem in a college English course. The professor wanted us to dissect this to death. Traumatizing really... As i find an appreciation for poetry I didn't...
    NeelraDorianGray NeelraDorianGray 31-35, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    the other day i was exhibiting for work at an exhibition . this old chinese man came up to me and asked to read my hand.  he said " you are very strong, frank woman. you have...
    Chulazon Chulazon 31-35, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    My MILF ex and Daughter (pics in album)- I recently dated a sweet, hot MILF named Heather. We used to go to school together where we first dated actually, and she had a bit of a...
    musashi1600 musashi1600 31-35, M 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I met the most awesome guy,,we became great friends, then I realized I was so much in love with him,,he's so sweet, kind,,sexy,,he's my everything,darling you mean the world to me...
    wvcountrylady wvcountrylady 51-55, F 4 hrs ago

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    From an anglo perspective, films just sound better when another language is used. Here's a nice passage in the film i'm re-visiting right now "Willow Springs" "I have never loved...
    Nest37 Nest37 36-40, M 1 hr ago

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    I wish to be loved yes but I also wish to love a woman. For the past few days I've had a ache in my heart. This ache has consumed every ounce of me and I'm now longing to act on...
    Winbu Winbu 16-17, M 13 hrs ago

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    I'm listening to a love song normally listen to Rap and just because I love someone that done't know it Anyone can relate
    MilesMathers MilesMathers 13-15, M 12 hrs ago

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    I still love you and I always will in a sense. You're my first love, my first everything and you hold that tucked away. You're with her now and I couldn't be happier for you and I...
    sweetloaf sweetloaf 18-21, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Heard 'Skinny Love' by Bon Iver for the first time today, and loved every second of the song. I absolutely love Indie/Folk/Singer-Songwriter music. <3 It speaks to my soul.
    JaidIsAWildflower JaidIsAWildflower 18-21, F 12 hrs ago

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    So there's this girl.... I love her... A lot... Ever since I met... I'm not sure if she actually loves me back or not.... Some days I think she does, others not so much... I dunno...
    NoxEstelle NoxEstelle 13-15, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Eye candy is amazing i love looking at someone and admiring their assets. I love feature of the face and body. I could definitely connect with someone who loves touch and the touch...
    anniemya anniemya 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    I absolutely love my little bro to bits, his so cute and although his only 10 months and he can't say he loves me yet, I know he does because whenever I laugh he laughs, when I...
    AriaDream AriaDream 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    Ok, I redact what I said about not believing in love. I believe in it for everyone else; I am happy when others find who theyre looking for- I celebrate and rejoice with them...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F 13 hrs ago

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    I struggle with relationships as I'm 17 and never been in one... so maybe you guys can help. Backstory: both of us have never been in relationships at all. He's super shy I'm...
    LostInTheSolarSystem LostInTheSolarSystem 18-21, F 13 hrs ago

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    I want to love my mom but I just don't. It hurts me to say it and I wouldn't tell her that because I care about her as a person, just as I care about anyone else's feelings. When I...
    lynnieruns lynnieruns 41-45, F 12 hrs ago

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    Girls are so lucky to have short shorts. Guys, we just have baggy shorts. So, I really wanted to start wearing short shorts. So I did. I bought a super cute pair of denim white...
    spavietoday spavietoday 41-45, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    my anime list hell girl ayakashi japanese classic horror le chevalier deon dragon ball z tower of druaga jyu oh sei bleach chibi maruko chan cowboy bebop death note detective...
    buymeconcerttickets buymeconcerttickets 18-21, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I love you and only you ... and that love will only grow stronger. Sometimes life hits you with unexpected things that take you totally by surprise.I tell you this everyday, but...
    textnow textnow 36-40, F 8 hrs ago

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    I am afraid of love. Love is scary :( i hope someday i will meet someone who will help me overcome that fear :/
    freakycupcake freakycupcake 22-25, F 8 hrs ago

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    My friend is married with kids. But she is in love with the guy she works with. Her relationship with her husband is average and feels a soul connection to this other guy. He is...
    bonnyjill bonnyjill 36-40, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I love the villains from this show.Season one was amazing with Amon and the Equalists, I really like the revolution. Season 2 was ok but season 3 was epic because you got those...
    LoverBoyMike LoverBoyMike 18-21, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    "Sooner Or Later"I want a normal lifejust like a new born childI am a lover haterI am an instigatorYou are an oversightDon't try to compromiseI'll learn to love to hate itI am not...
    petbri petbri 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    I love RHPS so much, i always watch it when im sick, i think my fave song is "Over at the Frankenstein place" or "Sweet Transvestite" i do love the other songs too, My fave...
    WillNotDateMen WillNotDateMen 22-25, F 6 hrs ago

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    I'm happy about my gf she's so nice to me and kind and beautiful and funny. She's just a perfect girl and I couldn't picture a world without her she makes every day better and...
    Coolman42801 Coolman42801 13-15, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I went out with this guy and I fell in love with him. I'm talking about real love. I broke up with him but then I wanted him back and he said no. My heart broke and I begged him to...
    Roseloring Roseloring 22-25, F 4 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I love this dress, the skater style is a beautiful style and looks gorgeous. Love a red dress :)
    LisaTG LisaTG 26-30, T 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I have a huge obsession with the Zelda games. Mostly Link. I wish He could save me. He is the perfect man. Going through all the games the Link is someone who has wisdom and has...
    battlefighter battlefighter 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I lover older women? LOL I do love older women!Anyway, Jessica Lange omg there's just something about her that totally does it for me :) 
    RaceCarrington RaceCarrington 51-55, M 1 hr ago

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    specially those who love showin off those beautiful curves ;) the female body is nothing less than a work of art...the attraction and love that it evokes can be from nothing less...
    jonnyjonny90 jonnyjonny90 22-25, M 1 hr ago

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