Metaphors are a great way to describe life. Everyone has a different perspective on life, and one great way to describe it is through metaphors. Poetry for Everyday Life describes metaphors in a way that I never would have thought about. The most astonishing fact that came from this article is “people use a metaphor every 10 to 25 words.” When we learn about metaphors in English classes, they seem distant and unused. However, they are always being used to describe different things because humans are not as complex as we like to think.
After a little bit of thinking, I have decided that my life in relation to learning could not be described in just one metaphor. Life is too complex to boil it down to one line. Therefore, I decided to do my digital story using multiple metaphors. The main metaphors are “Life is an adventure, it’s not a package tour” Eckhart Tolle, “Time flies when you’re having fun,” and “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get” Forrest Gump.
Many of you may be wondering how these metaphors tie back to learning, and I wish I had a straight answer for you. However, I am still trying to wrap my head around the connection that my brain has made between these metaphors and learning. The best answer I can give to all of you who are reading this post is I like to see life as one big adventure with multiple pathways that can take you anywhere you desire. Learning is a big part of this adventure. Within the school walls are where many people consider the only place learning happens. However, I have found this out to be a lie. Just under a month ago, I learned how to bake a cake using a toaster oven. After starting one cake on fire and almost overflowing the other pan, my friends and I found a method that worked. It was one of the best cakes I have ever made.
I am attaching the link to my video as well as the video at the bottom (just in case one of them does not work). After watching my digital story, please comment below to tell me what connections you made between learning and the three metaphors I used. I hope this is good because it is a small part of the adventure I have taken this week. The pictures in this video came from flickr.com and my own library.