Like wine through water

Like wine through water

A lovely image of something – a dream or an idea – imbuing every part of your being. I’ve dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they’ve gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the...
The thread of love (ii)

The thread of love (ii)

An unusual presentation of love as being woven from threads of fulfillment.  This is how I always thought of it, without having found the words, and how I have found it to be.  Saint-Exupery’s love-fabric also echoes a simile by Mary Webb.  This is the veritable...
The thread of love (i)

The thread of love (i)

This lovely metaphor for love is from a fine story of it by Mary Webb. I found this quotation around the same time as another by a quite different writer, Saint-Exupery, which similarly refers to the weaving strands of love.I thought maybe love was like that – a...
Head gardener

Head gardener

A marvelous way to describe the magic-makers of the world, whether they grow their gardens in writing or any other medium.  People from whose heads paths lead to sunny cities! Do you know anyone this could describe?  I can only think of a few people with this quality,...
These days of September

These days of September

A surprising insight by the author of All Quiet on the Western Front.  You will never see this month the same way again, here proposed as a metaphor for a stage of life, the ninth month of a lifespan of twelve.  So many fine aspects of a human existence, including...
A mansion of many apartments

A mansion of many apartments

I found this expansive metaphor for life moving, particularly coming from a man who grabbed as much of it as he could before it was snatched from him by illness and premature death.  It also struck me as a suitable response – or riposte – to a question...
On irrigating the world

On irrigating the world

The idea and experience of time, as an enabler or a constraint in living life to the optimum, is a recurring theme in my mind.  Lack of time is one of the curses of our time, despite all the bits of kit we’ve created or loaded up on ostensibly to free up more of...

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