I’m reading a lot of parables, poems, and fables these days. I absolutely love this kind of language. It’s such a refreshing contrast from the typical prescriptive, SEO-based, how-to type content we’re bombarded with today.
The thing that’s really interesting about this type of discourse is that it’s much like an encoded message.
One person can read a parable and see nothing but words scattered across a page. Zoom… Over their head.
But another person can see the same parable and see the depth and breadth of their life strewn out before them. Jaw… On the floor.
A good parable can be heard only by those with ears to hear.
Now hand over that decoder ring.