Representational Pieces

I was thinking about metaphors and allegories this morning.  They are made to help you grasp a concept or understand a principle better, but they can only tell you pieces and not every little detail. But sometimes that’s enough to start the momentum to understanding more.

Metaphors and allegories show you the shadow. You must look at the real thing yourself.

Metaphors and allegories show you a sketch of the real thing to make it easier to know when you find it.

Metaphors and allegories give you a piece of the puzzle for you to put together.

Metaphors and allegories give you a handle on a difficult-to-grasp concept so you can pull it closer and look at it better.

Metaphors and allegories don’t give you all the details, but they often give you enough to figure out the rest.

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