There is a common thread of metaphors in these musical meditations. That is no coincidence or accident.
Metaphors help us expand on the narrative we tell ourselves as musicians. They let us approach music at a multitude of angles. If a door is closed, if we encounter a problem in our music making, a metaphor can open the door for us to new possibilities.
Music can be more than music if we make it so. Metaphors can sure help.