makes sense. This is the essence of an analogy.
Analogies have a long heritage. The "cave" analogy found in Plato's "The Republic" was dreamed up 2,500 years ago in ancient Greece. Since this isn't
a freshman philosophy class, I'll not spend much time discussing Plato (though the notion that our understanding of what is true is based on the
equivalent of shadows cast on a cave wall is worth remembering).
Instead I'll talk about something far more important: Cake.