Tag Archives: metaphor

The Journey of a Thousand Stairs

What is it about stairways? Few inventions (although, arguably, nature thought of them first) are so metaphorical. Say, “Stairway” and people think “to Heaven” before they think of literal stairs. We can’t help but make metaphors out of them. They … Continue reading

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Worldviews “Glassified”

Worldviews dominate our era. The motto of the present time could be, “Everyone’s worldview is valid, only mine is valider.” The old glass-is-half-full/glass-is-half-empty metaphor seems like an effective way of “glassifying” some prominent worldviews. Optimism – The glass is ½ … Continue reading

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You Are My Allegory

Today is my wife’s birthday. It’s no great wonder we should think in metaphors Our lives are but a parallel to something more Still, lacking that more perfect world we’ll call this Life And mend each other’s broken wings and … Continue reading

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Toby the Turtle

Two True Fables: Part Two To read Part One (Fat Cat) click here 1960s families loved turtles. Some eventually flushed theirs down the toilet (resulting in an outbreak of sewer-dwelling ninjas). But our neighbors the Cartingers couldn’t bear to part … Continue reading

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