Day 2603: Metaphors

As an English literature major and a clinician practicing narrative therapy, I often notice metaphors, including thinly veiled ones:

If you read carefully that comic strip by Levni Yilmaz, you’ll also discover cognitive distortions including shoulds, emotional reasoning, labeling, and blaming.

Do you see any metaphors in my other captured images from yesterday?




I wonder if it’s a metaphor that on this Presidents’ Day weekend my phone and my laptop are not communicating and are refusing to share images with each other. Maybe it’s a metaphor that I’m working harder to create these posts, starting on my phone and then completing my daily blog on my laptop.

Nevertheless, it’s easy enough to share this metaphor-filled song, performed by The Temptations and UB40:

I look forward to any metaphors, similes, or other figures of speech in your comments, below.

Thanks to all who helped me create this “Metaphors” post, including YOU!



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15 thoughts on “Day 2603: Metaphors

  1. I like metaphors because they’re comparisons but never precise, so you have to think carefully about what they’re trying to say. They’re like similes in that way.

  2. My mind is a blank!

  3. The comic strip was funny but it was sad when I figured out why I was laughing. It’s a really great metaphor.

  4. A sad funny laugh indeed

  5. I don’t think I’ve seen that fireplace before. The flame of reason abides in your home!

  6. Metaphors have always been lost on me. But at least someone understands and uses them. I wonder if the doggie in the diving gear gets it? ha…

  7. In this modern age, I sometimes have to ask myself, Ann, what’s a meta for?

  8. Pingback: Day 2640: Be your own hero. | The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally

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