(a rather unpolished whiteboard)

We swim in mataphor

As the sensorimotor correspondences bring 2 dynamics together, so the thought has this character.  In a broad sense, all thought is metaphorical. As the S-M system forms a tangible universe out of 2 energy flows, so in thought we force active contents (?) together into a narrative.  Sometimes this mashup produces words (which play the parts of objects(?)), sometimes not.