I thought, last night, of ways to explore stories from a thousand perspectives, each reflecting off another so that the images created by the light refracted through multiple prisms would be far clearer and more precise than even an three-dimensional image.
The challenge of such an exhaustive exploration would be to maintain some sense of excitement and interest as each image fits into the next. The concept begs the question, too: are readers (or any of us, really) sufficiently interested in depth to tolerate the breadth of such a presentation? Do the unique attributes of each perspective hold enough fascination to keep the reader’s eyes locked on the page? Probably not.
The richest stories are simple, straightforward, and memorable. That is probably the best lesson to learn; complexity satisfies the appetites of a small band of people. The larger swaths of the reading public is more interested in tales that resonate without reverberation.