Ivanka Trump was widely panned for suggesting that busy mothers should get regular massages, because for many of us that’s just not realistic. I myself, have never been into meditating. And if I don’t like something, I’m not going to end up doing it. A friend says that people always tell her to slow down, [ Read more … ]
In the physical sciences, we think the only world we know is what can be measured. But the creative lives in another realm. This realm, this ‘Other world’ slips into our day-to-day world in various ways—striking images, moments of exquisite beauty, intense dreams. It slips into our language through metaphor.
Every week, I get lots of suggestions from well-meaning folks for books they think I might be interested in, videos to watch, articles, and so forth that seem related to the work that I do. Since I work with imagery and metaphor, I get a plethora of suggestions for books and articles about imagery, metaphor, [ Read more … ]
Metaphor is at the core of nearly every scientific breakthrough throughout history, and celebrated scientists like Niels Bohr, Richard Feynman and Albert Einstein relied on metaphor to help them make new discoveries. At all levels of society—personal, cultural, scientific, social, political—fundamental change depends upon our ability to engage with metaphor. Aristotle claimed that his soul [ Read more … ]
Years ago I was listening to a radio program where a climate scientist was being interviewed on someone’s show and they were taking questions from the audience. The first person to call in said, “No way. It doesn’t matter how much data you have. Climate change is not real.” It was clear that no amount [ Read more … ]