Message from discussion What metaphor am I trying to think of?
From: "John Varela" <OLDla...@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: What metaphor am I trying to think of?
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On Mon, 27 Sep 2004 08:17:22 UTC, Harvey Van Sickle <harvey.n...@ntlworld.com>
> I'm missing a metaphor: the one where something initially co-exists
> well with other things in its environment, but eventually grows so big
> -- without intending to -- that it absorbs or squeezes out everything
> else around it.
A mushroom? A balloon?
Alice and the DRINK ME in the White Rabbit's house?
The children's story about "little pot boil"?
Spread (or grew) like wildfire, weeds, or a plague?
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