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I went to photograph the Band-aid from yesterday (which upon closer inspection may not be a Band-aid at all; so much for waxing lyrical). I went in a rain-snow drizzle, and on the way I found these hulking, shining, solid metaphors.

Side tracks and switch--do you want to change direction?

switch tracks

You may wish to switch tracks, but you probably don't want to be sidelined.

sidetracked
How long, how long must I wait here?

This isn't really a metaphor, but I like the promise of a golden west, here in the gloomy east. Not sure how trustworthy that promise is, though.

golden west service

PS--seems I've seen the same thing, had the same thought, and shared it here before--but at a better time of year (link)

Date: 2018-04-12 12:34 pm (UTC)
sartorias: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sartorias
Those colors look positively autumnal!

Date: 2018-04-13 07:17 am (UTC)
sovay: (Haruspex: Autumn War)
From: [personal profile] sovay
Those colors look positively autumnal!

It feels autumnal! The weather lately is the wrong end of cold and raw.

Date: 2018-04-12 12:36 pm (UTC)
amaebi: black fox (Default)
From: [personal profile] amaebi
you made me think how funny it s, in your metaphor, to excoriate the existence and use of switches as a form of moral flimsiness. And then t realize thatthe same folks, in this metaphor, disapprove profoundly of junctions.

Date: 2018-04-13 07:17 am (UTC)
sovay: (Rotwang)
From: [personal profile] sovay
I went in a rain-snow drizzle, and on the way I found these hulking, shining, solid metaphors.

Those are some really good metaphors. Also graffiti.

Date: 2018-04-13 12:45 pm (UTC)
mallorys_camera: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mallorys_camera
This really does seem like the winter that will never end, doesn't it?

I like your original Band-aid theory. :-)

Date: 2018-04-13 09:10 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] khiemtran
It's interesting, looking at the tracks, how archaic they look. Tens of thousands of sleepers, just to get anywhere, which will all need to be replaced. Points that need regular tending and fixing. Gravel that will wash away over time. And yet, this is literally what our world runs on.

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