turn over a new leaf….

words and phrases etc..

sometimes, phrases make me wonder at the perspective of the creator(of the phrase).take this one , for eg..turning over a new leaf…used to indicate a kind of transformative act…however, a new leaf on the tree is still very similar and fundamentally the same…maybe,”turning over a new leaf” is just symbolic and cosmetic within a set of given parameters.for a real transformative experience, the whole plant has to be new, not merely the leaf…a death of the old and a re-formation…rather than transformation…

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