January 24, 2008


I was popping in on people's MySpaces and came across this...

Have you ever tried to philosophize about life, as I am trying right now? I was on one of the three interstates (H-1) on Oahu the other day in bumper-to-bumper traffic while the other side of the road was packed with rush hour cars zooming by.... I thought to myself, "Life is like a highway." ...A few minutes of silence went by in my car... "You know, maybe life isn't like a highway." (end thought)

And for whatever reason, it just got to me. And made me laugh.

Sometimes I think we try too hard to make sense of things when, usually, they just are what they are. There's not much point to trying to make them deeper or more significant. And most metaphors suck.

I had my last round of bloodwork this week.
I'm finally not pregnant again.

Posted by Sarah at January 24, 2008 09:26 AM | TrackBack

Ah, H-1, the "interstate" that isn't. It starts in Hawaii, and ends in Hawaii - on the same island:


I've seen more "bumper-to-bumper traffic" in Hawaii than in NJ. I was stuck in that traffic every weekday for at least 13 years.

"And most metaphors suck."

By definition, all metaphors and similes will fail to satisfy someone, because comparisons involve two different things. A is not non-A. Is a full glass like an empty glass?

- Yes, because they're both glasses, after all.

- No, because one is full and the other isn't.

Posted by: Amritas at January 24, 2008 11:59 AM

If your goin' my way...

Posted by: tim at January 24, 2008 04:36 PM

"Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar."

Posted by: Marine Wife at January 24, 2008 06:32 PM