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3V1015.01 Like a birdie: concrete inspiration of observation (11/2/80)

Peggy came around the dining room table with a turtle bean-bag in her
hand, moving it up and down, “Turtle flies like a birdy.” she said, and
the turtle’s feet did flap like wings…. but when she turned it over, I saw
a patch of the turtle’s stomach a piece of material with a picture of
a bird on it. What is particularly striking here is the concreteness
inspiring the analogy, ie. one can easily imagine a scenario wherein
Peggy saw the bird patch on the turtle stomach — this made the turtle
“like” a birdy; subsequently, Peggy saw the turtle legs as “like” wings
and “flew” the turtle.

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