Mix and match.
The metaphor merely meted out more.
The merriment of flickering grass was comfortably contagious.
We are mortal veering on astounding longevity.
As they all say, the quality is all important. A long tedious and viewless journey is less beneficial than the feisty, tasty, lively full flung shorter version.
We take the winding road and leave the straight-aheads to get lost in the pleasures of dark alleyways.
Do not ask for whom the sun rises.
Let it be sentient.