Throughout human history, people have loved telling stories. From poetry and literature to music and art, we tell tales through a variety of media. One of the most effective tools for revealing a narrative or a concept is an allegory. The term comes from the Latin word allegoria, meaning “veiled language.” In painting, artists have used allegories to convey complex ideas—such as love, life, death, virtue, and justice—through visual symbols and metaphors.
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Keeping things clean and sanitized is on everyone's mind right now. Of course, there's a lot of talk about face masks, which are vital, but what about all the other ways that you can transmit germs? These days, the one item that everyone is constantly touching with their hands and holds close to their face is their cell phone.
By now, most of us understand the importance of wearing face coverings in public.
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