Stones are just a metaphor,
as are barbs, knives, bullets
and other hurtful manifestations of perception.
Metaphors pass through a clear spirit.
No armor or defences required.
Unless you allow your mind to manifest them.
Sticks & Stones | God Beauty Perfection Love :: Synonyms
God Beauty Perfection Love :: Synonyms
To a practitioner of Tendai (Buddhism), everything is wonderful. ~ Saiko
Statesmen can’t afford to cast their disagreements in stone… altho lesser politicians oftentimes do….
This resonates with me. In the context, tho, I’d quote the words, “barbs, knives, bullets”… 🙂
Hello Mevina. Thank you for posting. =)
[smile] Attack ads are nothing but metaphorical projectiles hurled in desperation. Unfortunately, it seems no politician can resist that desperate urge these days.
[grin] re: on quoting. Literally, perhaps you’re right. But I find the use of quotes in this way to be a bit of a bludgeon. 😉