Write Small

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Hi again, gang. Craig here, and it’s time for another one of my rambling analogies. A few years ago, my wife and I went camping at Craters of the Moon National Monument. This place consists of about a hundred miles of broken lava fields. If you thought of Gimli’s line about miles of razor sharp rocks, you wouldn’t be far off.

Let’s start with this photo. It shows the lava field running off into the distance. It doesn’t do anything beyond prove that I was there. There is no interest, no focal point, nothing. I can be critical, I was the photographer.

When I wrote about it on my blog, I used the line “Look Small.” I don’t know why it stuck with me, but I knew it meant something at the time. In the case of Craters, it means things are very interesting right under your feet. Here is…

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