We in Western culture tend to have linear models for progression: moving from point A to point B. We use phrases like “the straight and
By Laura K. Deal Rarely, yearly, by some magic she would open the oven beyond its usual limit laying the door down flat against
House as a Metaphor
I dream often of houses, sometimes houses I recognize from waking life, sometimes ones created fully from my imagination, and often a hybrid of the
I’ve never been tidy. I hate to clean, though I like having things clean. I tolerate more clutter than I want the outside world to
By Andrea Gibson Thanks to Maia Raeder for introducing me to Andrea Gibson’s work.
Ocean as Metaphor
There may be nothing more archetypal than the ocean. As humans, we’ve depended on its waters to provide food and entertainment (sailing, surfing), and we’ve
One of the benefits of the Internet, for me at least, is the amazing number of photos, videos, and stories that I see about inter-species
The One-Hoss Shay; or the Deacon’s Masterpiece. A Logical Story.
By Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Have you heard of the wonderful one-hoss shay, That was built in such a logical way It ran a hundred
Horse as Metaphor
Horses are associated both with the sun in that they pull the chariots of sun gods, and with the moon in that they are seen