Words, those elusive labels we put on thoughts are never quite enough. It would be better if, like Mr. Spock on Star Trek, we could perform a Vulcan mind-meld.
However, we can’t. So we’re stuck with endeavoring to explain what our minds are trying to convey by using words. And with the aid of good grammar, punctuation, and editing the writer struggles to be understood and to understand, to convey meaning, to share deeply or entertain lightly. We paint the pictures for our audience from our palette of words; however inadequate they are.