I have always thought that in characterization showing rather than telling is almost always the better option. But today I came across a situation where I would prefer telling. My mc is thinking about the differences between char a and b, for the reader to understand why she's choosing the way she does. And if I would show these differences it would probably take at least two scenes, and Im afraid they would be so far apart that the reader would probably miss the entire fact that a comparison is being made in the first Place. Would it be ok in this situation to simply State how they're different (maybe in a Little more poetic way, but still)???