What is a good metaphor for life?


Mother Teresa wrote: “I'm a little pencil in the hand of a writing God, who is sending a love letter to the world.” A metaphor is a figure of speech with an implied connection between two unlike things.

The two unlike things, however, do have something in common. The word metaphor is Greek, and it means to carry across or transfer. Metaphors carry meaning from one word, image or idea to another. Common metaphors are often used in advertising. One major airlines uses, "Life is a journey, travel it well." Metaphors are often unconscious ways of thinking, examining ideas and viewing the world.

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