callmemadam (callmemadam) wrote,
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Language and images

When I opened the back door this morning I saw a beautiful sight. Three complete spider's webs strung between the hedge and the bay tree. Each was perfectly round and caught the sun like a CD suspended in space, glittering. I then thought how this simile would have been meaningless just a few years ago yet now anyone would know at once what I meant. So the correct image would be conjured up in their heads without the help of my photograph, which failed miserably.
Tags: changing language, nature
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