Appreciating small things seems a poet's thing - watching a sunrise... or watching paint dry are the stuff of prose, not serious marketing.
We save up little things hoping that combined in some pot luck they'll become important or bigger than the sum total of the parts.
But when we treat little things as just little, they never add up to more than little things.
So that old notion of being faithful in little in order to be entrusted with much doesn't pan out for most of us.
Being faithful in little means treating little things with more value than most are willing to see.
In the Significant Objects project of Walker and Glenn, it's the subtitle that should capture our attention: "and how they got that way."
How do little, useless, trivial, thrift store odds-and-ends become significant?
It's the stories... and they're not insignificant, not defensive or apologetic, or impersonal.
More about that tomorrow...