Everything and anything exists in each single moment. It depends upon what questions we ask of it where it will lead us: in a circle, across a desert, into a candy store. Variations are endless: one part of the fun that takes any prompt and turns it into a story or other work of art.
If I see an old barn set back from the road, questions immediately spring to mind:
-Who might have lived there… and when did they leave?
-Why did they leave?
-What was the size of the original farm on which that barn sat at an angle to the road?
-How did transportation of the times affect choices they made?
-What was the size of their family through the time they lived there?
I don’t even have to see the barn in person. A picture or painting might elicit responses to other times where I can smell barn particles on the breeze.
Moments and snapshots and music trigger a plethora of questions and self-derived answers that can be shaped into a new story.
The artist contains the meeting place of voice, idea, theme… and then works to organize them fluently –this is one example of how tiny things contain the whole.
-The blueprint for life exists within every double helix strand of DNA in every cell in the body.
-There is enough energy within one single atom to set off a reaction that can either power homes or destroy them.
-This is one of my favorite themes to write about: the overall theme to life that within every tiny thing or perception is much more than we casually guess.