Metaphors to Go

sadowl Back in school (and therapy) I learned that metaphors are much richer in information than just the word given.  In a group, for instance, saying “I feel depressed” isn’t quite as vivid as saying “I feel like sand bags are tied to my feet.” But wait–using “like” makes it a similie, doesn’t it!  Well, similies are okay too.  Which is a back door way of telling you how I feel right now:  “like” a honeycomb devoid of honey.  I can see I’m going to have to go and make a collage to fill up my honeycomb.

About Nan Mykel

At 79, I was just about to stop keeping a journal, but that felt like accepting that growth was finished. I don't want to be finished, yet! I'm 80 now, and struggling to communicate with you, if you'll come and set awhile. P.S. My how time flies! I'm 83 now.
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6 Responses to Metaphors to Go

  1. Intriguing! Thanks for explaining the difference between metaphor and simile so lucidly. Look forward to the collage!


  2. Rivera says:

    Such a “busy bee” you truly are. 🙂


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