Re: The Box
To play further with the metaphor: boxes get broken. Sometimes they get broken by something within that's become too large or too non-box-shaped to stay in the box, sometimes they get broken from outside. It's not always a good thing. For every time the box gets broken into by a benevolent outside world gently making its way in and exposing you to all kinds of good things, there's a time the box gets shattered by a traumatic event. When the latter happens enough, you sort of give up on boxes. I guess you could say this is a case of going "beyond the box", but it's not really a positive direction. There are good ways for boxes to break, like a peat pot coming apart in a garden as a plant starts to grow. There are also myriad bad ways, so beware box-breaking for its own sake.