Author Archives: Kim Hermanson

11/27 – Metaphorical Knowing: Creating New Understandings and New Realities

Feature Articles / August-November 2013

Kim Hermanson

Rumi wrote, “Don’t look for me in a human shape.
I am inside your looking. No need
 for form with a love this strong.” To my mind, Rumi’s lines refer to the power that metaphors have on our ability to see the world around us. Metaphors are “inside our looking.” They don’t have a physical form (“don’t look for me in a human shape”) and our most primary metaphorical images come from something that …