A simple question about our clichés can open up a world of possibilities to explore.
What lies behind a cliché?
What does it hide or cover?
These were the questions I asked myself to create this metaphor, and they are exactly the same questions you can ask yourself every time you encounter an element that you continue to repeat.
Why is self-inquiry crucial?
Because the responses you uncover will become short visual stories or messages, effectively transforming any cliché into a potent metaphor.
Unlocking the Power of Self-Inquiry
When creating metaphors, self-inquiry is the key that opens the door to creative symbolism. It prompts us to dig deeper, to question the surface, and to make emerge hidden visual gems.
From Cliché to Compelling Tale
Asking these questions not only leads to a deeper understanding but also uncovers the stories waiting to be told. Each response becomes a building block for narratives that resonate, messages that stick, and metaphors that truly come alive.
Turning the cliché into an extraordinary metaphor
Next time you encounter a cliché, take a moment to ask yourself: What's behind this? What truths or tales does it hold? The answers may surprise you, turning the clichè into a prompt to tell a mini-story.
So, what keyword or short sentence would you associate with this image? As I always say, that's a great question to train your ability to give sense to absurd metaphorical images.