Tag Archives: metaphor

to all our green giraffes

  Any teacher who would try to keep you in class, when it’s time to graduate… …is a teacher who needs to be taught.   A TASTE OF GREEN SKY As I struggled up the tree trunk—   seeking without … Continue reading

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fable of the man who tripped himself

When I tripped and hit the ground… …I suddenly felt too weak to raise myself. Well, why not stay down in the weeds? I thought.  I’m not making much progress up there anyway. Yes!—I would free my tired mind from … Continue reading

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the fable of a dove reborn

While walking along a country road one summer morning long ago… …I did as boys often do: I stepped on something dead.  Yes, deliberately.  A dove with a twisted neck lying in the dust and gravel. I’m embarrassed in my … Continue reading

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Death to the Zombie

  Do zombies belong in our new mythology? After all, they remain popular in our culture.  So we must be responding to the metaphor… …a metaphor involving human beings who can’t feel, can’t think… …who react to the world with … Continue reading

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