“As there is no hard-and-fast line between telling and showing, either in literary narrative or in psychoanalysis, the competent psychoanalyst deals with telling as a form of showing and with showing as a form of telling. Everything in analysis is both communication and demonstration.” from article by Roy Schafer, p.34 in W.J.T. Mitchell, ed, On Narrative (Univ of Chicago Press, 1981).
TK: All narrative is a telling, as is all dialog. As soon as something shown is reduced to words, it is told.