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This is a discussion on Life is like a box of chocolates... within the The Outback Terrace Bar forums, part of the Land Plants category; Show your creativity by creating a metaphor. Everyone has probably heard the quote: "Life is ...
Show your creativity by creating a metaphor.
Everyone has probably heard the quote: "Life is like a box of chocolate. You never quite know what you're going to get." Well, this thread is about making metaphors similar to this one. The goal is to take the two given objects, one that is specific and one that is very broad, and mold them into a creative metaphor.
For example--THE WORDS: Wisdom and night-light.
An Answer: Wisdom is like a night-light, they both help you find your way in the dark.
So, you create a metaphor based on the words the person above you posts. Be creative with your word choices and see how the members fare. Remember, you are the one feeding the words to the person who comes below you, so try to keep the words interesting, but neither too difficult nor too easy.
I will start:
Your Words are: life and clear orchid-pots
Growing Cattleyas is like dreams, some turn out great, some are forgettable, and the others are NIGHTMARES.
Next words: Mealy-bugs and drinking
But did you know where that quote came from? I certainly only knew it from the movie Forrest Gump. Until I ran into it in a book published in 1980-something, so before Forest Gump!
In a book by the Japanese author Haruki Murakami called "The wind-up bird chronicles"....go figure!
This one isn't mine but I always liked it
Gardening is an act of trowel and error.
Last edited by Shaydra; July 6th, 2007 at 01:48 PM. Reason: text color issues
Money comes with a built in wind tunnel ..
Next .... Fly.....purple
Bet the author was referring to the music boxes with the little birds in them , I have on .. just a guess
Flying is like creating the color purple. You mix a bit of the red hot engine with the bright blue sky and you are on your way to creating something beautiful.
NEXT: sunlight... music
Sunlight is like music it brings life to everything it touches and brightens