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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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    You don't add yellow to get more blue.

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

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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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    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 18-21, F Mar 1

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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 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 3 Responses Feb 5

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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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    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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    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 #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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    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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    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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    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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    "In Case" Pictures in my pocket Are faded from the washer I can barely just make out your face Food you saved for later In my refrigerator It's been too long since later never...
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    My fav...so adorable😏😂 Lol but seriously I love you so much Haley thank you for being in my life and basically letting me love with you these past few weeks. So ready for...
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    I always have chocolate something in my house Weatherby Reese's peanut butter cups Reeses pieces or M&M I should buy stock in Little Debbie because I always have peanut a Bar Swiss...
    me0883 me0883 22-25, M 2 hrs ago

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    My love richlion4 is in the hospital because of a sailing accident I just hope he gets better. I my not be a man of god but I will pray for my love. I cry myself to sleep every...
    babytails1 babytails1 16-17, M 2 hrs ago

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    Mice are so sweet I have 6 of them! My 2 oldest were Milk Shake and her sister Not Now, they just passed away they would of been 5 yrs old in November. Since them I've fallen in...
    JennMystic JennMystic 31-35, F 2 hrs ago

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    About 7 years ago i met this girl and we started chatting everyday and then one day I gradually kept falling in love with her but she didnt feel the same for me...I recently...
    Mikka95 Mikka95 18-21, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I'd love to cuddle and kiss the one person I love (if I wasn't single) xD although I've never actually been cuddled and kissed in any form
    ImDeadInsideDontTalkToMe ImDeadInsideDontTalkToMe 16-17, F 3 hrs ago

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    I have been battling the lack of intimacy and sex with my husband since before we married.... He is an amazing man and loves me dearly... I fault him at times for being distant...
    maetophall maetophall 31-35, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    For T Carved upon my heart is the name of an angel my heart bleeds for again and again. What creature would not willfully die to sinfully explore every inch of your earthy...
    freefallnc freefallnc 41-45, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    We knew eachother since middle school for me it was love a first sight.I always loved him it never changed .We start texting eachother and we actually got closed.He was the true...
    Susiered Susiered 18-21 3 hrs ago

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    "Don’t be selfish. If you do not love the way her hair curls at the ends or her nose wrinkles when she laughs, then let her go. If you don’t see her as a ******* masterpiece...
    UnCaro UnCaro 51-55, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I'm experiencing a big issue. I love and adore this person and to know that my loyalty and love has been taken for granted. I have the ability to get this person in trouble...
    unhappywife16 unhappywife16 41-45, F 4 hrs ago

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    I remember being in love at 14. Now before you jump on me and say "You don't know what love is at that age!".. I thought the same thing. But now, 3, almost 4 years later, I've...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    When I feel defeated, alone, misunderstood, and unloved! I know that I have protection, support, understanding, and unconditional love from Jesus! I am a proud Christian and I love...
    LostNichole LostNichole 22-25, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I can not do this anymore. Real love is not a one way street. No more love....no more heartache.
    Mikekayla Mikekayla 41-45, F 5 hrs ago

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    Holding hands is great, but I love to interlock my fingers with someone else. It feels more intimate, more special and like on a mental level we're making love. When I finally...
    JadeKnight JadeKnight 26-30, T 6 hrs ago

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    This was my first tattoo.. A treble clef to represent music, a heart for love and the peace sign inside the heart.. The meaning behind it is 'my love for music gives me peace' I...
    Victoriaa95 Victoriaa95 18-21, F 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    The long distance between her and me is nothing comparing with my love to her, since whatever this distance is long , it is still finite, but my love to her is beyond the infinity...
    umayyad umayyad 31-35, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Some people think its "true " love but they don't know what they're saying. I know I did because we feel connected, united, chemically bonded, emotional bonded, physically bonded...
    Forgotten000ghosts Forgotten000ghosts 18-21 7 hrs ago

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    All men fear death. It's a natural fear that consumes us all. We fear death because we feel that we haven't loved well enough or loved at all, which ultimately are one and the same...
    Thelaughingman34983 Thelaughingman34983 31-35, M 8 hrs ago

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    I discovered Andrew Wells from Buffy almost a year ago exactly, and it's been one of the most incredible experiences of my life. I wish with all my heart that I could care for him...
    moxieinterstellar moxieinterstellar 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    I have always loved fall. It is my favorite season. Also, I have a birthday in the fall. I love the crisp, cool air. I love the fact that it is a season of change.
    Jonwcf Jonwcf 26-30, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I can't stop thinking about being tickled, I absolutely love it but people around me or who tickle me just don't know how much I love it... what do I do?
    KaitlinMitchell KaitlinMitchell 18-21, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Well, I suppose it really just depends on how you see it. Yesterday, I told my boyfriend I loved him--I told him, but I had a feeling he wouldn't say it back, and I was right...
    PseudoNymph PseudoNymph 22-25, F 11 hrs ago

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    So were going to start the next part. So after that, McDonald's episode. Everything went back to normal or as normal as things can be when you're in love with a guy, you can't...
    MissOreoX MissOreoX 18-21, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I identify myself as pansexual but I'm still unsure. There is this one girl that I'm in love with since about 6 months now. She told me that she might be bisexual but she has a...
    katibati1 katibati1 16-17, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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