i love metaphor
like when rilke says “one moment your life is a stone in you, and the next, a star”
or mary oliver talks about “the fires and the black river of loss”
or “the generous pocket of his silence” that billy collins refers to
i’m always struck deeply by these creative comparisons and when i write poetry i’m always hoping that some powerful metaphors will be gifted to me.
photography is full of metaphor as well. a single image can convey so many levels of meaning. i’m practicing with this more and more as i post images on instagram and try to find just a few words that will deepen the meaning that is communicated
next week i am teaching the 2nd session of my contemplative photography class and it’s all about metaphor. i’ve put together a presentation that contains some of these images, but i know i am only scratching the surface here…. i can’t wait to see what the other ladies come up with with their own images. very powerful stuff!
p.s. we are slowly getting things back together over here, but still have projects to do... definitely cuts into my creative time, but it's all good!