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Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Thinking in Metaphors

Does everyone else think in metaphors? For me, I'm always picturing my life in metaphors. They gallop through my brain, unbridled, like horses on vacation. See! I wasn't even planning to use a metaphor there, and there it is. Dangit.

Anyway, earlier I was thinking about the whole house purchase thing as a gymnastics floor routine. I've made several tumbling passes, and so far I've stayed in bounds, though some of the moves weren't quite as graceful as I'd hoped. Now I've just got one more pass, and I've really got to stick the landing. If I can make it through the end of the year financially, then I suspect it will get easier after that. That last tumbling run is in the air, flying in super-slow-motion, waiting for the end of the year. Can I make it through the workflow project go-live, the holidays and Dickens Fair, and still stick the landing, and end with arms up for the audience and the judges? We'll see. So far, it's looking like at least a bronze medal performance. This last bit will make or break it. Having made it through the housewarming party this weekend, I'm feeling pretty good about it all, and trying not to get cocky.

5 Comments:

  • By Blogger Anthony, at 7:11 PM  

  • at the very least, it makes your blog more interesting

    By Blogger Chris S, at 12:14 AM  

  • > They gallop through my brain, unbridled, like horses
    > on vacation. See! I wasn't even planning to use a
    > metaphor there, and there it is. Dangit.

    That's a simili, not a metaphor. ;)

    But yeah. I tend to think in metaphors on a pretty regular basis. It's great. I'll be sitting there watching some TV show or reading some book, and suddenly I get it! I know how to get around that problem at work! Thinking in metaphors lets you learn more about the fundamental rules that govern all things, so your learning in one area can be applied to other areas as well. It's great.

    By Blogger Ray Hill, at 11:07 PM  

  • >>That's a simili, not a metaphor. ;)

    Actually, a simile is a specific type of metaphor. Still a metaphor; it just uses a particular device (like).

    By Blogger Ammy, at 8:52 AM  

  • I also think in metaphors! I'm glad I'm not the only one who does this. It's really nice to meet you. :)

    By Blogger Quyntyre, at 1:39 PM  

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