I've never done well with images either. I can sort of remember faces, but visualization has never come easy for me. I almost never see images when I think unless I actively try to build them in my head. I too am terrible at reconstructing torn down images. But I do love to play with language.
Also, I tend to work backwards through almost everything. I take wide logical leaps and try to determine the mechanics it would take to legitimately arrive at those conclusions. Anyone else think that way?
"Call on God, but row away from the rocks."
--Hunter S. Thompson.