in the studio, thinking and nesting. bringing in color and soft light. bringing in forced heat. trying to wring some sort of cogent narrative out of all the scraps and bits and bobs of ideas that are ever-whirling around.
which brings us to asterism(s).
a prominent pattern or group of stars, typically having a popular name but smaller than a constellation.
a group of three asterisks (⁂) drawing attention to following text.
not quite a constellation, not quite fully formed. the definition leaves out a few questions to my mind - such as, what number makes an asterism big enough? does an asterism deserve an associated story or narrative? does an asterism twinkle dully in a person's astrology? does an asterism always whisper, always just point to 'following text' or can it be a text of itself? what draws attention to an asterism?
so i answered myself - an asterism is a truncated aggregate. an asterism is a sentence fragment, a pause, a stutter. it contains parts of stories, but not whole ones. an asterism is the conjunction of many ideas in the murky expanse of space, and accordingly meaning deteriorates along the edges. an asterism draws attention to other asterisms by virtue of its irregular sense of perspective, depth, composition, or otherwise fractured storyline. an asterism is a poem, or a hot mess of word salad. either way, interesting, no? for a little while.