Robert Hruzek at Middle Zone Musings has asked writers to contribute to his What I Learned From… groupwrite project by blogging about what we’ve learned from Metaphors for Life. Metaphors that have helped define or change our lives or been of some importance to us. So, Robert, here are a couple I remember from childhood.
On occasion I remember my mother telling her friends that her life was the perfect storm! I remember thinking she was right about the storm part, but that her, and therefore our (my brothers and I) lives were more like a hurricane and not perfect in any way, shape, or form. As time went by, I learned that a good storm, every now and then, not only cleans away the dirt in our lives but it also makes life a little more interesting and keeps us on our toes.
My father-in-law loved to say that life has a tendency to come back and bite you in the ass. He was definitely right about that. I have so many bite marks my rear looks like the surface of the moon. However, he did teach me to protect myself by covering my ass in everything I did, because you just don't know when Murphy's Law will peek around the corner at you.
Metaphors can be life changing, so join in the fun at the above link and let the rest of us know what metaphors made you, you. Maybe your metaphor can inspire someone else to greater heights or give them cause to visit a shrink. Get them in before Sunday the 10th.
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