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Like the sea upon the sand

Posted by Word Camel on July 01, 2003

In Reply to: Dust in the wind. posted by ESC on July 01, 2003

: : : Whoops! I started a phrase discussion a few days ago, and then that whole board went into archive. Here is my original post plus a single reply to date, from bob:

: : : I am curious to learn whether people here have some good phrases or images for ephemerality. To give an example, one that I know is a simile: "fading like dew on the grass of a summer's morn".

: : : to which Bob added:

: : : Like a pork chop in a boarding house.

: : A snowball in hell

: I'll look in a descriptive dictionary and see what I can find. All I can think of at the moment is the old song, "Dust in the Wind." That song is full of fleeting moment phrases.

A flash in the pan.. I'll add others if I can think of them