The truth is, it is easier to tell people what you think, then to entice them to think on something, which is what a good visual image does. Coming up with a good visual image for a story requires a double portion of the intelligence, sensitivity and imagination that a reader will need to unravel it.
Articles like this both inspire me and push me toward my tendency for despair that I can not aspire to such story telling.
Anyway, if you are interested in writing and or storytelling in all it's many forms I recommend you follow Barbara Nicolosi either via her blog, Church of the Masses, or on Facebook. You may not agree with everything she says but you'll always know exactly how she feels about a subject.