This evening I was playing around a bit with a description of hot chocolate. So for today’s exercise, I want you to choose a food you have a particularly strong reaction to, positive or negative. Have some if you can, eating slowly and concentrating on every nuance of flavor, texture, and your reaction to it. If you can’t have some then do this in your memory and imagination.
Describe this food in terms of something that isn’t food, trying to convey what causes this food to provoke such a strong reaction in you.
Analogy is such a powerful tool for conveying experience and understanding, yet it can be difficult to make work. Sometimes it can help to constrain it to something seemingly restricted in scope and simple to begin with.