Of course there is the kinship to that—that analogy-making. Yet, I do not like it past the early years when description must be had or so it seems or least we are compelled. What? Forget the rest. I am not a fan of metaphor and to that fact I look to like again as if is like/is. What?
Reading this currently. Of interest to you of the explaining and encouraging, the describing, analogy-spinning, imaging if. Is like / Is—