May 6, 2014 4:00 PM

Metaphors of the imaginary teach us how to live

Last week I read an article about how a small pharmacy in Watford, N.D., had started prescribing a bottle of "Monster Spray" to kids who were afraid of the dark. The instructions on the bottle read: "Spray around the room at night before bed, repeat as necessary." Jokingly, the piece stated that the spray "had proven quite effective over the years."

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