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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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    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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    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 1 Response Sep 14, 2013

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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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    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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    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 like this picture. Starry night.

    That dark mass of plants looks like a rip through the canvas, through the town, all the way up to the starry sky.
    NameIsMailbox NameIsMailbox 16-17, M Jan 29

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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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    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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    I think metaphors are one of the best ways to

    teach abstract ideas, a lot of the time. They let you compare something abstract and difficult to understand to something already understood, allowing the person learning to be able to see similarities, both in the individual parts of what you're teaching, but also how they...
    YuEvans YuEvans 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 5

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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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    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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    You don't add yellow to get more blue.

    Green is another story.
    Klahriz0617 Klahriz0617 26-30, F Feb 22

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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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    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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    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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    This is a kind of parable Bout parenting I just

    created, it's a rough draft more of a brain storm but tell me what you think, if you can. Thank you: ImAgine parenting like a slope. The parent is at the top and the child is at the bottom. The child looks up to the parent no matter if they want to or not. They have a while to...
    queenjellyfish queenjellyfish 16-17, F Mar 1

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    I love gay night club..the vibe is amazing..I missed it..especially right now,I can't sleep.
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    I love showers because you can cry and cut as much as you want, and all the evidence gets washed down the drain. Nobody even notices you were crying, but it's hard trying to get...
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    Hello, I've returned from not posting any stories recently. Basically, the title says it all. He's sweet, charming, fun to talk to, and more! I love and care about him very much...
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    Fuggin Stones - Fuggin Sway... love it!  
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    I love to dance because there's no greater feeling in the world than moving to a piece of music and letting the rest of the world disappear :)
    RebeccaMontero RebeccaMontero 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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    makes me wetter then men and i love it
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    Always Thought About Them or Watched Them in ****.. Would Love To Date An Older Women Specially Light Skin One :*
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    Holy **** I love South Park they killed Kenny </3
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    In love with Cowboy Bebop!!! Just the best Anime ever???
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    two lovely pigeons..........in the park. ''Just two of us with royalty and manner''
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    I'm having of those mornings right now! I deserve it too after all of my hard work, this morning I can just lie back and relax in bed! Not a part of me wants to get up..(well not...
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    I Am In Love With Twodifferent Men At The Same Time I need advice. I am in love with two different men at the same time. I am almost married but have been carrying on an 'on again...
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    Love Lockdown" [Verse:] I'm not loving you, the way I wanted to What I had to do, had to run from you I'm in love with you but the vibe is wrong And that haunted me, all the way...
    LanaKane LanaKane 31-35, F Mar 4

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    There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief and...
    Camouflage Camouflage 22-25, M 4 Responses Mar 7

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    Please take the time to read my letter that I have wrote my boyfriend in prison. To: The most beautiful boy I've been sitting on the computer all weekend looking for quotes...
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    You're the light, you're the night You're the color of my blood You're the cure, you're the pain You're the only thing I wanna touch Never knew that it could mean so much, so much...
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    BOWIE/MERCURY "UNDER PRESSURE" "Under Pressure" Pressure pushing down on me Pressing down on you, no man ask for Under pressure that burns a building down Splits a family in...
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    This Love- Taylor SwiftClear blue water, high tide came and brought you inAnd I could go on and on, on and on, and I willSkies grew darker, currents swept you out againAnd you were...
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    When the darkness leaves you lonely Or the world tries to push you away When your sky is looking troubled You can count on me cause I'm gonna stay Put your worries in my pocket I...
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    Alright, this is a really, REALLY long tale, so if you're going to stick around, you should probably get some popcorn or something. I've written all of this just kinda to get it...
    Blue707 Blue707 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I have been captured and I don't wish to be set free My man's love is a rescue for me He has me chained to him with no remorse I happily oblige and don't fight the path or course...
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    I'm A Mess" ED SHEERAN Oh, I'm a mess right now Inside out Searching for a sweet surrender But this is not the end I can't work it out How going through the motions Going...
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    Love should be mad, reckless and dangerous. It ought to be! It should require your every ounce of courage and every iounce of strength. Love like you're doing a bungee jump. Take...
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