We were pondering magnetism. Is the metal drawn to the magnet, or is the magnet drawn to the metal? By the time we realized that the attraction was mutual, the moment had passed. Life is like loose gears tumbling and bouncing all around. Occasionally they mesh, but mostly they just bump into each other and make a lot of clanging noise.
Did you ever notice that they never show Rocky, from the Rocky movies, walking back down from anything. They show the struggle, inspirational accompaniment blaring, to reach the top. They show the climactic release and elation. They never show, however, the slow dissipation of joy and energy after the celebration. They never show Rocky walking back down, probably alone. I wonder if he feels proud, or just a little silly. Why does the climber come back down from the mountain? Because he's there.
In the first paragraph is used magnets and gears to represent ideas. This practice is what writers call "metaphor". Make up metaphors of your own to express the same ideas. Discuss them among your group members. How does changing the physical objects change the dynamic of the ideas? Be prepared to give examples to the class.
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