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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 #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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I love to draw in metaphors
    Seemlessunspeakablesomething Seemlessunspeakablesomething 26-30, M Dec 9

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    Summers at home in Norway could seem very short on sunshine and very long on rain, or windiness. Stavanger is in a good position with its natural harbour in the fjord, but our...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    Culture Club – Love Is Love Lyrics You don't have to touch it to know Love is everywhere you go You don't have to touch it to feel Love is every second we steal Love is love is...
    SwanLake78 SwanLake78 36-40, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&persist_app=1&v=OAfxs0IDeMs It was a rainy night when he came into sight Standing by the road, no umbrella, no coat So I pulled up along...
    IntoTheWyld IntoTheWyld 22-25, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    How do you answer a question that has no answer? A question like 'how do you know?' Some people answer with a question, 'how do you know what?' And that's how you know they don't...
    welchbw welchbw 18-21, M 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Even your selfishness will betray you one day. And those who love you, leave.  You  buy gifts and pay them by your attention for yourself, hoping, your gifts will deliver what...
    MyLady9 MyLady9 46-50, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    He and I have been best friends since the first grade, but back then we had crushes on each other and no one really seemed to forget it. In the third grade I moved and I didn't see...
    lisa365 lisa365 16-17, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I just want to be loved despite my bad days and good days. Despite my quirks and flaws. I am tired of snide remarks that are made into jokes, passive-aggressiveness, etc. I don't...
    onafaerieswings onafaerieswings 18-21, F 16 hrs ago

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    Since my last boyfriend died I thought a lot about if I was really in love or if he really loved me and I don't know. He wasn't always nice to me and he made me cry all the time. I...
    hiddenjem hiddenjem 22-25, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    baby it's the holidays time now I miss you so much so much more I feel sad because I want you to complete my happyens I feel so alone without you it's so hard baby it's hurt so...
    Lilyalexandergia Lilyalexandergia 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    Bad mood, angry tonight...but a persons touch and hug can bring me right around. I need love and comfort. My grandma was in the kitchen and she came and just hugged me. She started...
    searchingfar searchingfar 22-25, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I adore BAP ... i dance everyday ....i love hiphop too ...i love versity jackets i love americain style ... ..i go to the gym three times a week .... i love when weakness goes out...
    Mariam1996 Mariam1996 18-21, F 17 hrs ago

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    “I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout...
    michael158 michael158 18-21, M 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    It seems to me that it is estimated to live miserable and broken all my life ... I don't know about if that my liberal and modern and strong and rebellious thoughts are what gonnal...
    Mariam1996 Mariam1996 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    So there's this guy at school....no I'm not in love with a person I've actually met! Dah, like I love Gerard Way, and Frank Iero. I'm officially in love with Noah Shaw, a fictional...
    hellohowlow hellohowlow 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    “It’s one thing to fall in love. It’s another to feel someone else fall in love with you, and to feel a responsibility toward that love.”
    michael158 michael158 18-21, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I just watched good will hunting and it's one of Robin Williams best. It has his humour, but also has the thought provoking inspiration which Robin gives us. I love his movies like...
    damnitsover damnitsover 16-17, M 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Has anyone seen the movie "Stuck In Love" ? If So, I Feel Like Samantha . Live for the Moment, (sadly) Promiscuous, & Afraid of Getting Hurt Kind of Girl . (I Hope That Did Not...
    siennaivy siennaivy 13-15, F 14 hrs ago

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    I fell in love with my friend on Facebook,We became friends on November 26,2013 As time passed our friendship turned into LOVE The sad part of this story is that he lives in Cuba...
    rosielovesjuandaniel rosielovesjuandaniel 41-45, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I love smiles, hugs, and kisses to and from my family members and several close friends. I love to brighten up one's day. I love the embracement of a man or a woman against my...
    happymaturemom happymaturemom 36-40, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Love, it's the most amazing thing! I'm just a small town kid looking for a nice girl. Her face doesn't need to be beautiful I just need to know that her heart is. I want somebody I...
    xmoody15 xmoody15 13-15, M 5 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Well everyone falls in love once in a life time i do have fallen in love and proud to say that it's a true love ??
    waris1 waris1 16-17, M 1 hr ago

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    “I love you the way a drowning man loves air. And it would destroy me to have you just a little.”
    michael158 michael158 18-21, M 17 hrs ago

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    Unexpectedly You chased away my fear Drowned me with passion Held on to me Unexpectedly stole my heart I was sealed with fate From the first day we met With your sweet kiss From...
    Angelsmile4u Angelsmile4u 46-50, T 16 hrs ago

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    If you can't love yourself how can you love someone else
    noelol noelol 13-15, M 16 hrs ago

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    Saw a movie last night called " In Your Eyes " . For anyone who has ever wondered whether " the right one " might be somewhere out there waiting for you.....really shows the magic...
    Sjenka Sjenka 36-40, F 12 hrs ago

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    I do love Christmas and I do love my family. Except I'm going to my uncles (on my dad's side) today and basically everyone is going to be there (all my cousins, aunts, uncles, etc...
    christarose96 christarose96 18-21, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I love wearing really short miniskirts in public because it gives me such power and control, that I know everyone out there is in awe of me and how I look.Over the years I’ve...
    kellylatina kellylatina 31-35, F 11 hrs ago

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    I just watched "The Interview" holy **** I think It was ******* amazing and all of the people who wants to have a good laugh and time should watch it, I don't know if I'm being...
    xBizzleh xBizzleh 16-17, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    What are your favorite animes of all time? I love no game no life, kore wa zombie desu ka?, steins;gate, clannad afterstory, fairytail, K-on!, and guilty crown although the plot...
    KujoTheNeko KujoTheNeko 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    OK. I'll admit. I was the Scrooge in the house who didn't want the dog. I have allergies and my oldest daughter had just gone of to College and I wanted the freedom of having the...
    GoodGuyRareBreed GoodGuyRareBreed 51-55, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Just so amazing James Dean & Audrey Hepburn - Sleeping with Sirens🌹 Stay for tonight If you want to I can show you What my dreams are made of, as I'm dreaming of your face I've...
    MichaelHer1998 MichaelHer1998 16-17 4 hrs ago

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    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nnIlmTJDlrg Not exactly Yuletide music...but it is stuck in my head! "Zero" Smashing Pumpkins My reflection, dirty mirror There's no connection to...
    Accebere Accebere 36-40, F 3 hrs ago

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    I am home alone chilling. I love my calfskin boots. Here a few pairs of my calfskin boots, I love every pair, giggles.
    karen90 karen90 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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