METAPHORS
Updated May 14th 2009

A BRIDGE TO THE PAST

TIMELESS MELODIES

THE GIFTS OF WINTER

WINTER'S LONG MARCH

THE ROAD TO THE FUTURE

COME OF AGE

RECLAIM MY PAST

CELEBRATE MY NEW IDENTITY

A GHOST FROM THE PAST

WEAVING A FUTURE FROM A TANGLED PAST

TIMELESS RHYTHMS OF DAILY LIFE

PEER THROUGH TIME

LOST HISTORY

A TURBULENT PAST

DIM BEGINNINGS

LIFE PROCEEDS AT A DONKEY'S PACE

BRINGING THE PAST ALIVE

SIT ON THE EDGE OF THE FUTURE

A RACE AGAINST TIME

ONE MUST KEEP PACE

I REACHED BACK THROUGH THE CENTURIES

KEEPS DRAWING ME BACK

I PUT THE CITY IN MY REARVIEW MIRROR

WHIRLING HYPNOTIC MOTION

ALL THE POSSIBILITIES LAY SPREAD OUT BEFORE US

THE RHYTHM OF ANOTHER YEAR

WAR SOURED THE NIGHT

TIME HAS DIMMED THE MEMORY

I REACHED BACK THROUGH THE CENTURIES

FOOTSTEPS HAVE LONG FADED

THE OLD ONES

SERENE CLOUDLESS OCTOBER DAY

ANCIENT HEARTS AND MODERN MINDS

COLD DAMP MAY EVENING

SET IN CHAOTIC PATTERNS

WINGS OF CHANGE

STINGING RAIN AND CHILL AUGUST WINDS

ON A CHILLY JULY MORNING

A MORE ENLIGHTENED AGE

THE SKY IS A MILD SEPTEMBER BLUE

FROZEN IN TIME

EMBRACED BY ANCIENT RHYTHMS OF THE WORLD

TRAVEL ON THE ROAD OUT BEYOND ALL BOUNDS

TIME HAS SLOWLY MELTED AWAY

RHYTHMS OF MODERN LIFE

INFINITE RIVER OF TIME

THE DAYS SLIP BY

PIECING TOGETHER THE PAST

A SURPRISE IN STORE FOR ME

WAVES OF HISTORY

TANGLED IN THE PAST

DECAY OF AN OLD ORDER

BY DAY AND BY NIGHT

DAY OF THE DEAD

A MAP OF THE FUTURE

HISTORY PUSHES ITS WAY INTO THE PRESENT

CAUGHT IN THE FAST LANE OF CHANGE

OLD HABITS DIE HARD

MORNING WEARS ON TO NOON

MY MEMORY IS STILL SWEET WITH

THE DAY IS NOT YET DONE

BEFORE THE NIGHT OVERTAKES ME

A GHOST OF ITS GLITTERING PAST

WAITING FOR THE SLOW PASSAGE OF TIME

OLD AND NEW MINGLE HERE

ON A CLEAR SPRING DAY

FIGURES OUT OF A TIME BEYOND MEMORY

SCARRED BY ITS HISTORY

THE PLACE WILL ALWAYS BE APART OF ME

THE FIRST WARM WIND OF SPRING

UNDER THE FIERCE JULY SUN

SCARRED BY THE WOUNDS OF TIME

THE FORCES OF TIME

A LITTLE PIECE OF ETERNITY

NUMBING SAMENESS

GHOSTLY ECHO OF AN ANCIENT WORLD

WITHIN THE WOMB OF TIME

AS AUTUMN MISTS DRIFTED UP THE RIVER

OLD WAYS ARE CHANGING FAST

SAG WITH AGE

RAVAGES OF FLOOD, FIRE AND TIME

PREPARE TO MEET THE FUTURE

THE SHADOW OF HISTORY

DAYS TURNED INTO WEEKS

APPROACHING CHILL OF AUTUMN

A LIFETIME OF MEMORIES

A WORLD LOST IN TIME

I FEEL TIME SLIPPING AWAY

DIM REMINDERS OF A ONCE LIVING PAST

HOT SEPTEMBER MORNING

TURBULENT HISTORY

CLEAR SPRING AIR

ONE MONTH MELTS INTO THE NEXT

THEIR ONLY FUTURE IS THEIR PAST

FRIGID JANUARY MORNING

WEARY OF TIME

RAVAGES OF TIME

SEA OF CHANGE

THE SHADOW OF THE PAST HANGS OVER

WINTERS PALE SUNRISE TINTS THE MOUNTAIN PINK

THE BRIGHT SPRING CHILL

COMING TO GRIPS WITH THE PAST

BREAKING WITH THE PAST

ECHOES FROM THE PAST

TIME DISSOLVED

TIME HANGS HEAVY

THE OCEAN OF TIMELESSNESS

FROZEN MEMORIES

QUANTIFIED BITS OF IMMORTALITY

THE LESSONS OF HISTORY

BLAZED ACROSS SPACE AND TIME

LOOKING FOR PIECES OF THE PAST

BURIED IN THE PAST

SET THE DAY IN MOTION

IN THE COOL AIR OF A SPRING TIME EVENING

THE CHILL OF AN AUTUMN NIGHT

DAWNS SLOW PROMISE OF WARMTH

RECOVERING THE MEMORY

THE PACE OF CHANGE

THE PACE OF THE PAST

IN HISTORY'S SHADOW

MY MEMORIES OF THAT NIGHT ARE DIM

LEAD THEM INTO THE FUTURE

CONNECTION TO THE PAST

UNFORGETABLE MEMORIES

DEDICATED GUARDIAN OF THE PAST

A NEW CHAPTER IN HISTORY

THE PAST CAME RUSHING BACK

HARKEN...TO THE LANDS TIMELESS RHYTHMS

A TIME OF GRAY MISTS AND STEADY RAIN

LIVING ON BORROWED TIME

CHANGE THE COURSE OF HISTORY

OPENINGS IN THE FABRIC OF SPACE AND TIME

REACHED INTO THE PAST

ON A HOT SUMMER DAY

A DIFFERENT SENSE OF TIME HERE

STATELY PACE OF LIFE

THE ROAR OF MODERN HISTORY

THE DUST OF AGES

NIGHT FELL FAST

RECAPTURING THE PAST

DIGGING UP THE PAST

A DARK HISTORY

A BRIGHT CRISP AUTUMN AFTERNOON

CLOUDLESS APRIL MORNING

THE RHYTHM OF LIFE WAS BROKEN

TIME ON MY HANDS

A SUNNY DAY IN WINTER

TRANSPORT BACK IN TIME

BEGINNING OF THE END

IN PALE OCTOBER LIGHT

AGE OLD RHYTHMS

ON A HOT SUMMER NIGHT

A PAGE OUT OF TIME GONE BY

LIVES ON IN MY MEMORY

CALLED ME BACK TIME AND AGAIN

STEPPED INTO THE PAST

LIVING IN YESTERDAY

WHO WE USED TO BE

THE MEMORY BELONGED TO ANOTHER LIFETIME

TRUDGING INTO HISTORY

THIS ANCIENT WAY OF LIFE

REMNANTS OF THIS LIFE

TRAVELED SWIFTLY IN TIME

AN ALMOST ELECTRIC CONNECTION TO THE PAST

ON A BONE COLD NIGHT IN JANUARY

THE COLD SUNLIGHT OF EARLY MARCH

THE HARD EDGE OF WINTER

SO LITTLE HAS CHANGED

ON A BRILLIANTLY SUNNY DAY IN AUGUST

IT TAKES ME BACK

KEEPS DRAWING ME BACK

PUT THE PAST BEHIND ME

ON A MIDSUMMER EVENING

I LET MY IMAGINATION CARRY ME BACK

A PIECE OF THE STORY

FATHER TIME

LOCKED IN THE RHYTHMS OF THE PAST

CURRENTS OF CHANGE

CHANGING WITH THE TIMES

A PLACE OUT OF TIME

IN THE DIM LIGHT OF JANUARY

ITS RICH HISTORY

ONLY A SHADOW OF ITS PAST GLORY

REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST

LAYERS OF TIME

A WINK IN TIME

SHINING IN MEMORY

WASTING NO TIME

ON A CLOUDY DAY IN LATE SUMMER

THIS CRISP APRIL NIGHT

BYPASSED BY TIME

ON A MIDSUMMER NIGHT

AN EXPERIENCE IN TIME TRAVEL

CHANGE WITH THE TIMES

WITH TIME EVERYTHING PASSES

A TIMELESS SPIRIT

.....OF AGES PAST

A MOONLESS MIDNIGHT IN JULY

LIFE CHANGES WITH DIZZYING SPEED

ALWAYS ON THE BRINK OF CHANGE

THE PULSE OF LIFE

ON A DRIZZLY MORNING IN JULY

TIME CAPSULES OF HISTORY

A NEW ERA OF DISCOVERY AWAITS

SEEMS LIGHT YEARS AWAY

TOOK A STROLL DOWN MEMORY LANE

SCORCHING SUMMER DAY

TOPPLING OLD ASSUMPTIONS

VAST STRETCH OF TIME

A TIME OF EXPERIMENTATION

WORLD IN CONSTANT MOTION

FADING INTO OBSCURITY

A GRAY, LIGHTLY RAINING MORNING IN JUNE

BENEATH AN AUTUMN RED MOON

SLOW PACED WAY OF LIFE

THE MOMENT OF GREAT CHANGE

DARKENING FALL AFTERNOON

CRUMBLED INTO HISTORY

TIMELESS LINEAGE

AGE OF DISCOVERY

BITTER LEGACY

A LOST EMPIRE

TIME AFTER TIME

COLD DARK WINTER MORNINGS

A TIME TO GATHER THOUGHTS

THE PAIN OF TRANSITION

TIMELESS PROCESS OF RENEWAL

THE STORM OF MEMORY

LIFE IS AN ENDLESS CYCLE

IN CONSTANT MOTION

THE LONG LAZY DAY

THE DUST OF ANCIENT PAGES

THE GOLDEN LIGHT OF A SUMMER EVENING

LINKS OF THE PAST

A VANISHED LIFE

TIME TESTED

DRAWING ON THE PAST

THE GOLDEN SUMMER

THE GREAT MURK "WINTER"

PEERING INTO A CLOUDY PAST

FROZEN IN STONE

DEEP INTO TIME

CHUNK OF TIME

WINTER SILENCE

THE PAST MORE ALIVE THAN THE PRESENT

PAST AND PRESENT MINGLE

DECISIVE MOMENT OF CHANGE

HISTORY COME ALIVE

GOLDEN TWILIGHT OF OLD AGE

TIME IS A TOOL

EVER CHANGING - EVER THE SAME

AGELESS RHYTHMS

THE BEGINNING OF THE END

A SHINING ALTAR OF CHANGE

FIGHTING AGAINST TIME

I DRIFTED BACK IN TIME

UNTIL THE END OF TIME

CRISP AUTUMN MORNING

DEEP WELLS OF MEMORY AND DESIRE

DWINDLED TO A MEMORY

THE DEPTHS OF TIME

I DRIFTED BACK IN TIME

UNTIL THE END OF TIME

PEERING INTO THE PAST

THE PULSE POUNDING PRESENT

CLOUDED FUTURE

ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE

HE CAME OF AGE

TALES TO LAST A LIFETIME

WALK THROUGH THE PAST

LOOK TOWARD THE FUTURE

DREW TO A CLOSE

UNSCRAMBLING THE PAST

AFTER ALL THESE YEARS

A LONG MOMENT

A MOMENT OF REFLECTION

THE YEARS FALL AWAY

HUNTED DOWN BY TIME

A CHAPTER OF MY LIFE

THE LONG BITTER WINTER

SLIVER OF TIME

IN THE DISTANT PAST

MYSTERIES OF THE PAST

TIME AFTER TIME

AN ANCIENT WAY OF LIFE

CLOUDS THE FUTURE

A LIVING HISTORY

ETCHED IN THEIR MEMORIES

MEMORIES STILL BURN BRIGHT

A GLORIOUS PAGE IN OUR HISTORY

MAKE UP FOR LOST TIME

A SHINING FUTURE

TIME HAD PASSED IT BY

A TREASURE FROM THE PAST

TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY

A RACE AGAINST TIME

PAINFULLY SLOW

CHANGE COMES SLOWLY

RAVAGES OF TIME

GLORIES OF ANCIENT WORLDS

FACES OF THE PAST

AN ARGUMENT WITH THE PAST

A WHIRLWIND OF CHANGE

PRICELESS LEGACY

OUT OF PLACE AND TIME

A LIVING HISTORY

A BRIEF CHAPTER IN OUR HISTORY

TIE TO THE PAST

STORMY FUTURE

RAVAGES OF TIME

A WORLD THAT VANISHED

A WEALTH OF MEMORIES

WILL FOREVER CHANGE

THE COMING OF AGE

IN THE DISTANT PAST

FROZEN IN TIME

FOR AN INSTANT - TIME STOPPED

SOFTENED THE LONG HOURS

AGING BEAUTY

VANISHING BACK INTO MEMORY

BONDAGE OF THE PAST

LAYERS OF HISTORY

WHOSE TIME HAS COME

LOCKED IN TIME

EMERGE FROM THE PAST

PAVED WITH MEMORIES

CLOUDY FUTURE

HAZY FUTURE

CHANGE THE COURSE OF HISTORY

DEAD OF WINTER

THE MOMENT SEEMED ENDLESS

AT A SLOWER PACE

TIMELESS SERENITY

THE MAGIC MOMENT

THE PACE OF CHANGE

A CLASSIC TIME

CHANGE CAME SLOWLY

GHOSTLY REFLECTIONS OF TIMES PAST

MAKING HISTORY

OUR TIME MACHINE

LITTLE TIME TO RELAX

FIXED IN MY MEMORY

A FEW AWESOME MOMENTS

CHANGE SO SUDDENLY

PERPETUAL CHANGE

ONE FLEETING MOMENT

PRESERVING THE PAST

REINVENTING THE FUTURE

EMBRACING THE MOMENT

ON A WARM SUMMER EVENING

IN THE DEEP PAST

PASSAGE THROUGH TIME

TRACKS OF THE PAST

STEP CAUTIOUSLY INTO THE FUTURE

A TIMELESS MOUNTAIN NIGHT

THE FIRST CHAPTERS OF THE HISTORY OF MANKIND

UNFORGIVING TIMES

A LOST CIVILIZATION

THROUGH A TUNNEL OF TIME

SHORT GOLDEN AFTERNOONS OF DECEMBER

VANISHED INTO HISTORY

AN AGE OLD BATTLE

A TIME TO REFLECT

LOST TO HISTORY

EMERGING PAST

DEMOLISHES OLD THEORIES

ETERNAL RHYTHMS

CHANGES THE COURSE OF HISTORY

RELENTLESS HISTORY

SUDDEN AND VIOLENT CHANGES

A TIDE OF CHANGE

DIGGING INTO THE PAST

HOW FAR BACK IN TIME

THE FATAL EMBRACE OF TIME

TIMES OF UPHEAVAL

TIME - THE GREAT LEVELER

THIS PLACE OUT OF TIME

A TIME BEYOND MEMORY

LIFE AND DEATH MOMENTS

LOST IN TIME

UNTOUCHED BY THE PASSAGE OF TIME

SEIZE THE MOMENT

CHANGE IS INEVITABLE

TEST OF TIME

THE WEIGHT OF HISTORY AND THE POWER OF MEMORY

A CHILL MARCH WIND SCATTERS THE MORNING MIST

BETWEEN A TURBULENT PAST AND A PROMISING FUTURE

TIME SEEMED TO DISAPPEAR IN DUSKY SUNLIGHT AND SMOKE

THE MORNING COMES SKIPPING DOWN THE MOUNTAINSIDE

REGARD FOR THE PAST --- CONFIDENCE IN THE FUTURE

IT CANNOT BE DAMAGED BY TIME

LONG SHADOWS AND A WEARY STRIDE SIGNAL THE END OF A DAY

HEART OF WINTER

THE ISLANDS ARE LIKE A TIME CAPSULE

A TIMEWORN SKULL

CONCEALED BY TIME

OUR UNTAMABLE PAST

THE PAST IS STILL BURNED INTO HIS PSYCHE

BRIEF GOLDEN MOMENT IN ITS HISTORY

THE TEST OF TIME

THE RAIN IS BOTH A FADING MEMORY AND A DISTANT PROMISE


SIMILES
Updated May 12th 2009

THE DAY MELTS AWAY LIKE A SNOWFLAKE

LIVES FADE LIKE A PASSING SHADOW

LIKE A GHOST FROM A MISTY PAST

AS OLD AS TIME

A BATTLE AS OLD AS TIME

AS OLD AS EARTH ITSELF

A PHOTO ALBUM IS LIKE A MEMORY PRESERVED

TIME RUSHES BY LIKE A COMMUTER LATE FOR WORK

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