Metaphorically Evolving

This post is part 3 of a series. Click for part 2 or part 1. We are saturated by metaphor. From our language, to our thinking, to our core values, there is evidence of metaphors. In the last part of this series, we discussed how metaphor-based values are assigned priorities over one another. And lately, …

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Breathing Room

Aaron had always been claustrophobic. It had started when he was five. His older brothers would roll him up in a large blanket, one longer than he was tall. WIth his arms pinned to his sides, the pressure across his chest would increase with each revolution of the spot of light at the end of …

Singed Nose Hairs

Grandpa was a heck of a guy. One of my earliest memories is being with him, sitting in his lap in the kitchen of the fire house. We did that a lot, visited him at work. I do remember getting quite red in the face though when he wouldn't let me slide down the brass …

Metaphorically Thinking

This post is part 2 of a series. Click for part 1. In the first post of this series, we saw how metaphors not only show up in our everyday "literal" language, but how those metaphors help us make sense of the world. Furthermore, according to the Theory of Metaphorical Concepts, metaphors go as deep …