Morning Mug: Rope As A Metaphor For Life


“We learn the rope of life by untying its knots.”

— Jean Toomer

Photo by Boris Shekhman


  1. I’m going to guess that you meant for your comment to be cute or funny, and that you weren’t actually suggesting that I am clueless.

  2. RFernandez on

    I just learned the difference between “ropes” and “lines” this past Sunday at the Miramar Yacht Club’s Learn to Sail class. 

  3. Obviously the person who put the headline on this, doesn’t have his or her sealegs. Anyone worth his or her salt, who has actually been on a boat, on the water, knows that we call those things, “Lines”! PS Since the New York Times staffers are usually clueless, about our fair part of Brooklyn, they just might be looking for you! lol.