Cliches do get knocked so bad in writing. But I think about how much we use them in every day life. And similes. And metaphors. One goal for this year is to train myself to think with more creative comparisons.
But I had a laugh this morning in Kung Fu when learning some new material. See there are like a million different things to learn. You got sparring, short katas, long katas, street techniques, self defense techniques. The list could go on and on and on.
There's the John Travolta Self defense move.
The drunken cowboy punch.
The bar fight stance.
The Bruce Lee bouncing punches.
The chicken kick.
The Tudor House jab.
Ok, the list could go on.
What I especially want to get better at are my size comparisons. The rock was as big as a beach ball might kind of convey the size, but there's no life to the statement. I want a funny comparison. A witty comparison. And a unique comparison.