One word was all it took.
One word in a technical report I was reading at work. The sun was shining outside my office window and my thoughts kept drifting to my children who were spending the day out sailing in the bay. I had to keep dragging my attention back to what I was supposed to be reading.
A concept I hadn’t come across before. It leaped out from the page and struck me between the eyes, and I sat for long moments staring at it.
And as I stared a character began to form. She took shape and substance and started to whisper to me, her voice getting louder, more urgent. I think I’ll call her Lisa. And Lisa has a story to tell.
One word and a whole new world grew up around me.
One day I’ll tell you what that word was.