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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 #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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    You don't add yellow to get more blue.

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

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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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    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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    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 #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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Sometimes I just love to write descriptive pieces, and over indulge in too big words haha. I always sprinkle in a criminal amount of metaphors, similes, personification etc.
    CCCPychonaut420 CCCPychonaut420 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example,'The night is shattered and the blue stars shiver in the distance.' The night wind revolves in the sky and sings...
    InfiniteBlue InfiniteBlue 36-40, F 9 hrs ago

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    Take all my loves, my love,yea, take take them all: what thou then more than thou hadst before? No love, my love, that thou mayst true all mine was thine before thadst this more...
    jose2014yahoo jose2014yahoo 22-25, M 5 hrs ago

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    First love ... It's not love at first sight, and the first feelings that you once experienced or will experience ... it's so special: you cover the unusual feelings, you begin to...
    xal13 xal13 22-25, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    first love never dies as they say. yeah maybe true but when you loved but never loved back youre heart becomes cold and unable to feel. maybe thats what hapened to me. i became...
    BuenRoed BuenRoed 18-21, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Well today my heart was well and truly ripped out of my chest!! 2 years ago I finally escaped my 4 year physically, verbally and mentally abusive ex and swore off men until I...
    eibhlinalicejane eibhlinalicejane 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    I love cooking for my husband and my step children. They like my cooking and appreciate it. Cooking with love in your heart makes the food taste better I think. That is what I hear...
    ag00dwife ag00dwife 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I love your lips when they're wet with wine and red with a with desire; ilove your eyes when the lovelight lies lit with a passionate fire I love your arms when the warm white...
    jose2014yahoo jose2014yahoo 22-25, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    How do I love thee? Like the luminescent moonlight peering through the trees on a cold winters night shining down on the pure and quiet snow. Like the mist gathered in the air of...
    PrettyOldSoul PrettyOldSoul 41-45, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I'm a hater, not a lover, and a runner, not a fighter, but still, I'll fight for what I love.
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I am not yours, not lost in you, Not lost, although I long to be Lost as a candle lit at noon, Lost as a snowflake in the sea. You love me, and I find you still A spirit beautiful...
    InfiniteBlue InfiniteBlue 36-40, F 8 hrs ago

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    I got into Visual Kei when I was 13/14 2006/2007 and I still love it my favorite band is The Pumpkin Head/パンプキンヘッド the members are the vocalist...
    colorfulshadow colorfulshadow 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    She lives just in front of my house. She is young as me but married having 2 Small kids. I love her since last 2 Years or so its a form of deep crush that makes me smile Holds my...
    neeraj8king neeraj8king 26-30, M 3 hrs ago

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    I had always thought “Sunny” (1966), by Bobby Hebb, was a fairly simple, upbeat love song. As it turns out, this song was born of sadness and tragedy and isn’t a...
    Rutterman Rutterman 36-40, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I believe sensitive people are the most genuine and honest people you will ever meet. There is nothing they won't tell you about themselves if they trust your kindness. However...
    Pand0rasCharm Pand0rasCharm 70+, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I come here do much to express how down I am about certain things. Rarely ever is it something positive as I use this site to vent. Buy I have to day I don't remember expressing...
    hiddenjem hiddenjem 22-25, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    let me be the one to break it up so you wont have to make excuses, we dont need to find a setup where someone wins and someone loses. we just have to say our love was true but has...
    emiTorres emiTorres 22-25, F 12 hrs ago

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    I love snickers, reeces, twix and almond joy. They are me fave chocolates. I love lifesavers gummies and anything gummy.i have a whole stash in my car glove compartment.
    Evesdaughter Evesdaughter 31-35, F 4 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I love to smell gasoline at the gas station. I also love the smell of diesel, the smell of diesel exhaust on a really cold winter day with no wind is a bit of heaven.
    montrose1107 montrose1107 46-50, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    The other day I ordered my favorite tarragon chicken (I was in love with it :p) but the potato felt and looked as if it was pre chewed. Yuck. Anyway I still love all kinds of food...
    aeinhardt aeinhardt 18-21, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I have loved someone and worried that his ex might try to take him back... I know that the important thing is that we are together and I should focus on enjoying my time with him...
    littleOne1985 littleOne1985 26-30, F 10 hrs ago

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    I've been having feelings for my close friend for a while now, ever since I saw her i knew that we were going to be close friends or something. Now me and her are best friends and...
    catlawliet catlawliet 13-15, F 9 hrs ago

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    love is more thicker than forget more thinner than recall more seldom than a wave is wet more frequent than to fail it is most mad and moonly and less it shall unbe than all the...
    InfiniteBlue InfiniteBlue 36-40, F 8 hrs ago

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    Who said that love was fire? I know that love is ash. It is the thing which remains When the fire is spent, The holy essence of experience. Patience Worth
    InfiniteBlue InfiniteBlue 36-40, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Mad Girl's Love Song "I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my lids and all is born again. (I think I made you up inside my head.) The stars go waltzing out in blue...
    InfiniteBlue InfiniteBlue 36-40, F 8 hrs ago

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    Well forgot to share what happened thursday nothing much actually ,,, I took pics with my guy friend and we had fun and the libarian sqeezed himself betwe en us .. Suddenly when...
    InLove000 InLove000 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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