It’s the little things that matter: they can reveal insights worth musing on and, occasionally, rambling about. Come along as I try to see the world in a grain of sand.

A human life is punctuated by events of special signif­i­cance, which are often surrounded by rituals. The rules of the market­place are redefined in the reality distortion zone that surrounds these events.

In 1977 my mother took me to the cinema to watch a new science-fiction movie everyone was talking about. The rest is history. I cannot begin to count the number of hours I spent playing in my room, immersed in that galaxy far, far away.