There is something that has been rattling around in my subconscious for a while, and it finally clicked into the forefront of my mind: relatable descriptions.
I have found unrelatable descriptions in my own writing.
I have found them in other people's writing.
It's not that the unrelatable is always bad or wrong. It's that, like everything, it has a place it should be and a place it shouldn't be.
And where it should not be is in empathetic writing--when you want the reader to feel, empathetically, what the character feels.
Let me give you an example to illustrate.