My son calls me “Metaphor Mama” because I rely so heavily on word pictures in my attempts to communicate. “Show Don’t Tell” is a plumb line for me, which confounds people sometimes. I admit that a string of examples can seem unrelated, disconcertingly impressionistic, even fragmented at times. But to me, one good word picture can accomplish far more than a bunch of words about whatever it’s about. Singular examples might sound disparate, but are they? Or are they all singing the same song?
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