‘Literalism is a dead end. Avoid a literal life.

Life isn’t just existing, trying to earn and survive. Live it with metaphor and poetry. Life is a challenge, an adventure, a story unfolding, an UNRAVELING of a new ‘you’ each moment. Enchant every aspect of your life with metaphor. Everything will come alive.

In short, live a poetic, artistic life.’

— from an ‘aha’ moment—

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This reminds me of a Milan Kundera quote that I love.

“Metaphors are dangerous. Love begins with a metaphor. Which is to say, love begins at the point when a woman enters her first word into our poetic memory.”


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