Language has power because it creates 'sensory models' in our minds. Holographic models based on the senses of sight, sound, touch, even smell and taste.
Imagine a flower. What kind do you imagine? Ask someone else what they imagined.
This ability is the beginning of ideas, beliefs, awareness, perception, and so, reality. The implications of this are staggering! What we can do with our minds, with imagination put to constructive purposes, is worth practicing.
I believe that bad writing generally equates to bad metaphors or similes. Not syntactically-incompetent writing, mind you — some of the worst bad writers are extremely competent, imaginative, clever and witty.
Acting out the metaphor of money New Statesman Las Vegas, 2008 – an electric oasis in a death-dry desert. One of the fastest-growing cities in the US, it's a good-time boom town, an image of the ultimate American dream: perpetual growth.
Sport as a Metaphor for Business: Brought to you by Wimbledon Insights New Statesman Sport as a Metaphor for Business; Brought to you by Wimbledon Insights.
Christine Golden's insight:
Suzette Haden Elgin talked specifically about how men used the sports analogy in business and women tended to use a school analogy, with a teacher and equal chance for everyone to excel. Rather than a quarterback that everyone rallies behind.
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