A spark.

The spark grows. But it is alone.

Time passes. The spark grows brighter.

Suddenly an explosion of light!  Not alone any more…

The spark sees other sparks…some more than sparks.  Flames.

Some sparks and flames feed the spark enabling it to grow more. Others seem to try to draw from the spark. Many more simply pass on by.

The spark grows into a flame.

The flame wanders many paths. Always more sparks. More flames.  Each interaction with another creates.  Change. Growth.  Sometimes depletion.

The flame continues to grow.  The flame continues to interact with others.  Maybe more sparks are created.

The many intersections create a glorious tapestry of light.

The flame dims.

Returns to being a spark. But not alone.