In talking about a music box at her grandparents’ house, Eudora Welty compares the sound to spoons in such a way that I could fully sense what she meant.
“….rather as if the spoons in the spoon holder started a quiet fretting among themselves.” ~ from One Writer’s Beginnings
This is a fantastic combination of simile and personification. After (as an adult) I read The Indian in the Cupboard, I thought often about things in cabinets as having a personality. Maybe I should not admit to this childish working of my mind. Maybe I should funnel this imagination into a picture book.