2008-02-28

Must all metaphors have meaning?

My GF had lucky bamboo throughout her apartment. For awhile it even thrived. But I saw this one last night.




I'm sure it's a metaphor for something. I just don't know what.

Did you know that when bamboo dies, it hollows itself out? Or is it by accepting the hollow existence that bamboo dies?

7 comments:

Judi said...

I've never had very good luck with the lucky bamboo (which isn't really bamboo, did you know?). Mine has always done really well, beautifully.. then, out of the blue, it browns up and dies.. I'll have to pay attention next time and see if there is something in life that corresponds to the death of the plant. hmmm... never thought about it.

Book Calendar said...

It means its time to make a new bambook clipping so you can create some new good luck.

RollerKaty said...

Hmm... very deep.

Sam said...

Just trying not to make any green thumb jokes. heh

LDK in STL said...

whoa. deep.

CRAPKING & CRAPQUEEN said...

i like this photo. its one of those pictures that says a thousand words. I think it would be an irony if it was to be a metaphor.

Heart of Rachel said...

That is a interesting question.

My best friend gave me lucky bamboo a few years ago. It was a sweet gift that I really cherished. Sadly, it just turned brown and died. Perhaps, it already made an imprint of good luck and positive energy around before it withered.