Tuesday, July 13, 2010

"Life Is Like..."

I've never seen "Forrest Gump" (and having made it this far, I probably never will*), but we all know what he has to say about a box of chocolates, life being like one and whatnot. Let's take that as the start for our own pseudo-poetic little non-game (replete with non-poetic non-prizes), The Life Is Like... Game. Create your own simile for life, long, short, funny, serious, profound, profane, whatever. (It just has to start with a "Life is like...", have some other words, and end with a period. Actually, it doesn't even have to end with a period. Really just that first part.) I'll go first. Life is like...
...listening to an AM radio signal late at night, and sometimes it comes in with alluring clarity, but often it recedes into indeterminate garble and dreamed up meanings, and then sometimes white noise; but the moments of clarity happen just often enough to make it seem possible that soon—very soon—you'll hone in on the signal and it'll all be perfectly clear.**
It's like that. Your turn.

*I have a similar thing with Disney World: never have; consequently, probably never will.

** Which also reasonably describes the last season of "Battlestar Galactica".


  1. Anonymous3:04 PM

    Life is like a roller coaster ride--many ups and downs--and one day the ride ends!

  2. Life is like the overtime period: Given the competition and the odds stacked against us, many of us are lucky to have made it this far, acutely aware that time is a luxury we can't take for granted, acting valiantly in the hope that, when the clock finally reads 0:00, we will have left behind an effort we can be proud of, even if it didn't result in a win.

  3. Excellent, excellent.

  4. pookie1:55 PM

    Life is like a bowl of cherries. you have to take the good-fruit-along with the bad-pits!!

  5. Old Jewish joke: Two elderly women at a Catskill resort. One old lady to the other: "The food here is really terrible." Other lady: "Yeah, and in such small portions." Woody Allen: "Well, that's essentially how I feel about life. Full of loneliness, misery, suffering and unhappiness, and it's all over much too quickly."