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Chris -- 2011-03-08
I heard this the other day when a young lady was describing her excitement about having a new leash on life. I didn’t have the heart to tell her that it was a new lease on life. Then it struck me, a new leash on life could work too. It has a certain quality of power and control over one’s destiny I liked it, but it definitely belongs here.
I like it too, though the picture I somehow got at first had the young lady on the other end of the leash, with a new master running her life. The interpretation you gave makes somewhat better sense, but this one insists on persisting in my mind.
Welcome to the forum, joshua!
*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .
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