Showing, not telling: a sensual taste experience

. ‘Sweet 100’ cherry tomatoes are ripening and I can’t resist plucking one from the vine and popping it into my mouth. My tongue teases the curves and presses them into submission. Warmed by sunshine the globe bursts into juices that dribble off my chin and give my taste buds visions of Tuscany. There’s noContinue reading “Showing, not telling: a sensual taste experience”

Finding the words to show, not tell

. “There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted.” [Henri Matisse] Description, we’re told, is best achieved not in telling, but in showing — not in saying it’s raining, butContinue reading “Finding the words to show, not tell”

Expressing Emotion

A new week. A new month. No more winter Olympics to preoccupy me. <sigh> . This Olympic experience wasn’t what I expected. The anticipated enthusiasm was replaced by something so much greater. Television cameras continuously scanned the faces of both athletes and spectators. There was exhilaration, jubilation and euphoria. And I cried in shared pride.Continue reading “Expressing Emotion”