Metaphors are how we share stories.
The images they convey tell us a lot.
Yet it is about so much more than just sharing information.
It is about sharing the feeling we are trying to express.
Sometimes sharing a feeling is about describing a scene.
Sometimes it is about showing what is inside of us.
Sometimes it is about a longing or desire.
And sometimes it is about nothing more than the beauty of life.
There is so much that inspires.
There is so much that affects us.
There is so much that is in the world around.
These moments we experience in our lives can be elusive to explain.
Poetry tries to share these feelings.
Music tries to evoke these feelings.
Movies, books, paintings, and all forms of visual media try to do the same.
Yet without context the feelings are lost.
Without understand the environment someone comes from we loose the meaning.
When we loose the meaning we either make up our own meaning or it does not touch us at all.
So we move on.
Looking for something else to inspire us.
Looking for that special something that will generate a feeling inside of us.
Even if for only a moment.
A fleeting second.
We catch it like the sweet smell of flowers in the air.
Or a fresh baked pie.
Or a grandmother’s potpourri.
So what is it that evokes that special feeling inside of you?
~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant