This chapter introduces and briefly elaborates on some of the ways in which one might ‘know’ the world around him. Writing is a perceptual art, one in which images are created via language in order for the reader to make meaning. It is therefore imperative that the writer’s powers of perception are alert. Writing is a process of becoming aware, of opening the senses to ways of grasping the world, ways that may previously have been blocked. Perception is always a selective faculty. If writing is a perceptual art then perception should involve all of the senses, not just the visual. Having the sensory perception is one thing; writing about it is quite a different matter. Even the most established writer struggles and strives to find phrases that can translate perception in an original and meaningful fashion. The obvious solution is to find a comparison that fits the sensation.