Creating more meaning through analogies
Figures of speech, especially metaphors and analogies, tend to stick and resonate with me. As a teaching and learning tool, I feel like any technical concept is one wonderful analogy away from being understood by any person.
Figures of speech have a way of being gifts of meaning that can keep on giving, much like the fables, parables, and fairy tales we share with children. The layers of literal and figurative meaning coalescing leads to sensemaking that is indeed greater than the initial wordsmith.
I wonder how fulfilling it would feel to create an analogy, fable, or a parable that can trigger insights no matter the time or space?
Mark 3:22-30. He began to speak to them in parables…
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 2023-023: JANUARY 23, 2023]