Have you heard that saying “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture” ?  It always stuck in my mind because for one thing I like the poetry of it, but mainly because it confused me.  I think I got the point it was trying to make but I wasn’t sure that it really made that point.  Then I figured out my confusion.  The best way to explain my confusion is with the following reply.

Dancing about architecture is like fencing around landscaping.