Something we don't get with writing is that little diagram that tells us what flavor is where. Wouldn't that be great? A calendar that says June 1 - (Mint- sorry, I no likey) YOUR WRITING WILL SUCK IT TODAY, DON'T EVEN TRY or, May 23 - (nougat) YOU ARE A GENIUS, WRITE TODAY AND A CULTURAL PHENOMENON WILL BE BORN!
Another way that writing is NOT like a box of chocolates is that you can't really give it to people. Not even from mail order companies that will deliver it for you on exactly the right day. Wouldn't that be great? The UPS man shows up with a big box that holds a tiny slip, which reads simply: You have been given the ability to write! ENJOY!
No... but what we can do is give each other the right ingredients, share our recipes, and dip our fingers in each other's bowls every now and then and say... "Hmm... well... I'd try adding this," or, "I think you messed up when you put the essence of fecal matter in there."