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    A short metaphor

    I was walking along the railway platform and I pictured how I ballooned myself up and flew right up to the skies. In a cool way, just like Mary Poppins would do. And then I just exploded into thousands of little pieces, so everyone would get a bit of me. Just one little piece.

    This of course is not possible; there is no way one can make oneself into a balloon or blow up, or anything like that. But it's not bad, it's not at all bad to look at the skies that are not much of a blue. It's OK not to have a sandwich with strawberry jam by the hand. For it makes us strive to find something else, something brighter. It makes us dream.

    And when you dream, you create be it music, writing, singing, or whatnot and you do share a bit of yourself.

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    #2

    Re: A short metaphor

    Welcome to the forum.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nick D. Lukashevich View Post
    I was walking along the a railway platform, and I pictured how I ballooned myself up all inflated like a balloon and flew flying right up to the skies, in a cool way, just like Mary Poppins would do. And then I just exploded into thousands of little pieces, so everyone would get a bit of me, just one little piece.

    This of course is not possible; there is no way one can make turn oneself into a balloon or blow up, or anything like that. But it's not bad. It's not at all bad to look at the skies that are not much of a blue. It's OK not to have a sandwich with strawberry jam by in the hand, for it makes us strive to find something else, something brighter. It makes us dream.

    And when you dream, you create — be it music, writing, singing, or whatnot — and you do share a bit of yourself.

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    #3

    Re: A short metaphor

    Welcome, Nick!

    Do you have a question? Does it have something to do with literature?
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #4

    Re: A short metaphor

    Moved to Editing & Writing Topics.

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    #5

    Re: A short metaphor

    Nick D. Lukashevich, that's pretty good for somebody whose first language is Russian. There is one thing that puzzles me, thus:

    It's OK not to have a sandwich with strawberry jam in your hand. (Edited.)

    I can't figure that out.
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    #6

    Re: A short metaphor

    To hand?

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    #7

    Re: A short metaphor

    I'd say, "in hand," "in your hand," or "in my hand" — not "in the hand."
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    #8

    Re: A short metaphor

    But what does it mean?

    (Maybe the OP will tell us.)
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    #9

    Re: A short metaphor

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Nick D. Lukashevich, that's pretty good for somebody whose first language is Russian. There is one thing that puzzles me, thus:

    It's OK not to have a sandwich with strawberry jam in your hand. (Edited.)

    I can't figure that out.
    Having a strawberry jam sandwich in your hand might be a Russian expression for everything being rosy.

    But it looks like Nick has left the building.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #10

    Re: A short metaphor

    The OP's last activity on this site was one minute after posting this thread, nearly three weeks ago.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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