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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Did you know that the bible is nothing but metaphors and allegories based on an actual guy named J.C that disagreed with the government? Talk amongst yourselves..I am listening. I...
    Tannasheart Tannasheart 46-50, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    A kiss is just a kiss until you find the one you Love and A hug is just a hug until its the one you're thinking of... what we've got until its gone, But its also true that we don...
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    My playlist I made a few days ago, love it, haha. 60 Awesome Songs! Hahaha. All in order. Mötley Crüe - Girls, Girls, Girls , Wild Side, Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away), Home...
    BrandanDR BrandanDR 16-17, M 9 hrs ago

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    I was recommended the Four Agreements and wanted to continue sharing on this experience since it's where I began. [Disclosure: I am a chemist by trade and new to psychology but I...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I'm in love with an alcoholic. I always have and always will love him.. despite the nasty things he said when drunk.. he done believe rumors.. I know he loves me I never question...
    missjdragon20 missjdragon20 26-30, F 22 mins ago

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    PAUL ANKA LYRICS "Puppy Love" And they called it puppy love Oh, I guess they'll never know How a young heart really feels And why I love her so And they called it puppy love...
    sherrianna sherrianna 22-25, F 9 hrs ago

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    i m a straight girl n i m deeply fallen love with a lesbian.....she also loves me unconditionally i think more than me..she can do nything for me, even i also can do nything for...
    sept19 sept19 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Within You Without You written by George Harrison performed by The Beatles We were talking About the space between us all And the people who hide themselves Behind a wall of...
    Pyramania Pyramania 56-60, M 7 hrs ago

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    Happiness More or less It's just a change in me Something in my liberty Oh, my, my Happiness Coming and going I watch you look at me Watch my fever growing I know just where I am...
    AnnaArkadyevnaKarenina AnnaArkadyevnaKarenina 26-30, F 4 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I feel when I fall in love hard with someone, at first seems like a flirt and then seeing the person everyday who is also interested in me, flirting and giving me that look...
    Konelly Konelly 22-25, F 24 mins ago

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    These are his words to me ..i think everyone deserves to experience a love like this! I'm dying for you I could keep kissing you for days on end Take me I'm all yours Do...
    solongago2 solongago2 26-30, F 14 hrs ago

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    Love finds a way to come into our lives -- in the most unexpected of ways and in the most unexpected of times. Love Happens. And when it does...its neither a choice nor a decision...
    BigAsset BigAsset 36-40, M 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Love finds a way to come into our lives -- in the most unexpected of ways and in the most unexpected of times. Love Happens. And when it does...its neither a choice nor a decision...
    BigAsset BigAsset 36-40, M 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I love both comics, although I have to say that I think I like more characters from Marvel comics. For Marvel, I really love Peter Quill/Clint Barton pretty equally. But for DC I...
    ElvenQueenKayla ElvenQueenKayla 16-17, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    6 dates. 6 dates was all it took. I could tell from the start I loved her. She was the most fantastic girl I'd ever met. We had undeniable chemistry. So why couldn't I get her to...
    insomnium24 insomnium24 26-30, M 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I had a special needs mouse once who I had named Mica. She circled because of a neurological disorder. The other mice loved her. Even when she was in a pain in their rumps, they...
    LaSouris LaSouris 16-17, T 12 hrs ago

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    I smoke when I roll out of bed in the morning like some people drink coffee. I smoke for breakfast, lunch, and dinner than a smoke before bed. I love marijuana like some people...
    xxdublifexx xxdublifexx 22-25, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Yeah :) it's like my precious core of my body. I love getting my belly kissed cause at least someone loves my belly, and I also love my belly getting rubbed,caressed,tickled...
    FriendlyDragon FriendlyDragon 13-15, F 9 hrs ago

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    Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no...
    HinamoriAmu HinamoriAmu 18-21, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    It has been 14 months since we first chatted. It was on omegle. I admit it went too fast that I couldn't even imagine how he became my boyfriend. At first, I never really loved him...
    tugsh16 tugsh16 18-21 8 hrs ago

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    You still make my heart flutter when I hear you coming down the hall. I still smile when I hear your laugh from another room. You still excite me when I think of you. I love to rub...
    alostson alostson 36-40, M 7 hrs ago

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    Two semesters ago, there was this boy and this girl that always shared a seat. They would share food and their drinks together every morning. I thought it was sweet. Considering...
    BITTERandNAIVE BITTERandNAIVE 22-25, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Best investment we ever made was converting the fireplace in our bedroom to gas! In the mornings we've always cuddled up there to rub the sleep from our eyes & get warm. That...
    NOWHealing NOWHealing 61-65, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Your lips against mine. Tongues dancing passionately. Going in deeper and deeper not caring to stop, but want more. Long kisses that are felt with love. The kind of kiss that...
    Cricket75 Cricket75 36-40, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Hi, I just joined today. I am in the 8th grade and in love with my Geography teacher. For the sake of animosity, I'll call him Mr Z. I started having feelings for him at the very...
    Meangirl83 Meangirl83 13-15, F 19 mins ago

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    My request is that pls read this and get your children also to read it. One young man went to apply for a managerial position in a big company. He passed the initial interview...
    Rosalindaag Rosalindaag 18-21, F 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Someday....Someday. ...Someday Someday When the world is warm And the flowers are full in bloom You'll come to be with me And finally you may see All that I can be for you...
    rogi4u rogi4u 36-40, M 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Looking for a women. Age doesn't matter. Just looking for love. I live in LA. I'm a bottom. I love to obey. Hmu
    PetPup16 PetPup16 16-17, F 13 hrs ago

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    She's moving away to Portland in a few months for school, and I couldn't be happier for her. A blue haired, outspoken firecracker she is, and I'm just crazy about her. I could be...
    misterverde misterverde 22-25, M 13 hrs ago

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    This girl is absolutely amazing :) I'm so happy that she loves me too even though I i know it's just temporary feelings :'( But I'm so madly inlove with her. Shes everything to me...
    jihyo jihyo 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I hope technology never gets so good that it will accurately predict weather. I love waking up and finding out whether 3 or 30 inches of snow fell, lol. Love the uncertainty...
    phoenix9009 phoenix9009 26-30, F 7 hrs ago

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    I haven't been able to indulge like this for so long, but I suppose that makes it even more wonderful. It's past six A.M. now, and I started eating around eleven P.M. So in short...
    ForeverFamished ForeverFamished 18-21, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I realized I don't just love glenn. I love steven yeun himself. <3
    Spencer024 Spencer024 22-25, F 8 Responses 5 hrs ago

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