Welcome back my dear friend, metaphor. I thought you were lost from my research, but you were just waiting patiently to the side, perhaps under the shade of a tree, for the right moment to reappear and help me to make sense of the big picture. You are the one who helps me to make things visible. A bridge to understanding, helping me to cross from places that are dimly lit and incomprehensible to places that are illuminated with new meaning. Woohoo!