The ecosystem is a great analogy for being part of something bigger. When you mention bacteria and its importance, brought back some memories and information that I still digest. I wanted to explore the idea of building a reliable usable meaningful spaceship. One of my lifelong dreams from the age of eight. One of the problems with long term space travel is the concern that the radiation, occasionally encountered in space, would destroy our natural bacteria. Oh, how we are much more complex than we appear on the surface. The female astronaut that just came back from the International space stations will need some lengthy rehabilitation and a little pain after spending close to a year on the space station with less than earth gravity. By the way, that happens to all astronauts with lengthly stays. Just a part of the job and a little worse than sea legs. Hopefully these ventures will pave the way for the future of space exploration.
Comics, movies or the original paper ones. What characters does Winter like? Add to the experience and learn a little of the dynamics behind comics and what role they have played and continue to play. Marvel is one big one. DC Comics is another. Comics started out in paper media. All sorts of interesting changes in what content was explored (or allowed) depending on the year you are looking at. Insight into cultural changes. Difficult social issues explored. It is the imagination on screen.
Jump in. Changing backstories to every character. What are they now. A villain, hero, antihero. How did the get to where they are? Even the villains have some interesting backstories. You can look those up. Thor has had a rough life in some ways. Loneliness. How about DC Comics Batman. He's also painted as a loner of sorts. Always preparing for the worst case situations. A little kryptonite...you know....just in case Superman turns villian. Some trust issues there. Well back to Marvel. Golden age. Silver age. Costume changes....Dive in. Don't forget to have a little fun. Not all the endings are OK. They need cliffhanger endings. Sometimes left open. It's not always just the kick ass endings. Sometimes its more the dazzling journey. Watch out for the cameo appearance by the late Stan Lee. Those are Easter eggs of a sort. The old bird enjoyed them. And why not.
Rhetorical thinking. Loneliness is a one of many perception of the status of your being. Can occur in any one of ... the soul (you, the whole inner you), mind (the processor between the body and soul), body (you, as you interacts with the outer world) or a combination thereof. A status of disconnection of your inner self to your outer self. An example. In terms of the soul. Ever have an idea on the tip of your tongue...a thought just out of reach...something not seeming quite right...timing is not right...or the conditions are not 'correct'...Something not expressable....a longing in the soul. In terms of the mind. Contradictory thoughts. Information is there. A direction (from the soul) is there. But no actionable answers. Another type of disconnect. Frustrating. Lonely. Stuck. In terms of the body. Physical separation can create the same status. Think along the lines of a sensory deprivation tank. Why do we need pictures of family and friends? Perhaps they are far away. Processing continues in another background pathway.....