As we watch the world around us, we are struck by the tangible nature of things. The concrete properties of objects, the weight of a stone, the texture of bark, the scent of a rose, all speak to us in a language beyond words. And so it is with the things that surround us, for they are both great and nothing.
Consider the stone, that humble and unassuming object. It is solid, heavy, and enduring. It has a weight and density that we can feel in our hands. It can be used as a tool, a weapon, or a decoration. It is a reminder of the earth, of the forces that shape our world, of the passage of time.