“Hey Helen…” from Brain Pickings’ Newsletter – so ably written by Maria Popova.

From yesterday’s selection of reviews Maria has a section on The Magic of Metaphor


This is so interesting - on my usual theme of babies and young children. I would agree that children might not understand what it means to be a cold or warm person when you ask them, using words, before they’re seven or possibly older.

However, every tiny baby and toddler knows the difference between a warm and a cold person!

A warm person is always easy to crawl to and snuggle with…and a cold person always makes babies cry! ALWAYS!