The encoded nature of parable

Image: Markus Spiske

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.


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