I’ve thought about this a lot… over the years, actually.
emerald jane waters👗
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Good point! I do think there is space to play on well-worn concepts and images — nothing wrong with calling on a rose or a bird or a cloud. But I personally feel a responsibility to add something new, a twist, an unexpected element. If it’s a series of one tired expression after the next, the writing can feel generic and lackluster. I’d love to see you write more on the topic though! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.