I'm using this for a title of short story. The title has to reflect the last line of the story, which is as follows:
A long, dark shadow cuts across the countless cubicles.
I've thought of "Cutting Across the Afternoon of Life"
- 'Afternoon' here represents the later years of life (wrt the riddle of the Sphinx)
- 'Cutting Across' used here in this context: (cut across) pass or traverse, especially so as to shorten one’s route. Ex: the following aircraft cut across to join him
But, I'm not sure if 'cutting across life' is grammatical. Any ideas?