“Audible confetti” is a striking metaphor for distracting noise. Here’s the context where I ran across the phrase this morning:
The public sphere, dominated as it is by the omnipresence of bureaucracy, systems of manufacturing, the machinery of capitalism, and the audible confetti spewing out of countless radios and televisions, makes it virtually impossible to think that in this world God has any meaningful place.
From God in the Wasteland
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This resonates with many of my thoughts this Lenten season. Thanks for the metaphor. I thought you were writing about synesthesia at first — a fascination of mine since I discovered not everyone experiences it.