Saturday Mix – Mad About Metaphor, 25 May 2019

Our MLMM Saturday Mix metaphor this week is:

Birds of a feather flock together.

In a class of fifty, three struck up a friendship that was to last for decades.
If ever one was in trouble, they could count on the others for support.
Their nickname at school had been The Birds, though it had nothing to do with Alfred Hitchcock’s classic movie. Some wag had come up with it as a snide reference to Birds of a Feather.
Why?
They all came from the wrong side of the tracks and single parent families. Each was independent and streetwise, not taking anything for granted and any good fortune with a degree of caution.
Not for them the casual acquaintances, fickle fads and fashionable trends, using people for personal gain, and dumping them when they were no longer a convenience.
Through thick and thin, The Birds thrived, which is more than could be said for the 47 others who one by one fell by the wayside of life.
They may have been taunted in their youth, but these Birds of a Feather did indeed flock together and they had never looked back.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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11 Responses to Saturday Mix – Mad About Metaphor, 25 May 2019

  1. colonialist says:

    Fun! Are you going to tweet about it?

  2. Sadje says:

    Good one 👍😊

  3. Reena Saxena says:

    It could be the base for a web series.

  4. msjadeli says:

    I like that kind of bonding.

  5. weejars says:

    Everyone needs friends like these. Thank you for joining in the Saturday Mix 😊

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