You are the kind of guy I would ask to explain to me how a 12 inches becomes an apple becomes 42 minutes of time becomes the smell of an oily rag, and it would all make sense. And I would be totally blown away that it does make sense...I would actually see the evolution of not just expression but comparison of 4 separate and seemingly non-comparable things.
Lots of folk in here have gifts for comparing things that are right in front of us...and others can spot a needle in a haystack...that is done using a magnet to pull it out of the stack when it can't be seen.
Cheers to you! :)