10 March 2017

Dreamer's World March 9 2017 - Daily Prompt "Nuance"

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The Daily Prompt is “Nuance”. An ethereal word that isn’t easy to define, at least to me. I associate “nuance” with subtle things that are only apparent to someone who has a deep understanding of the subject, whether it be writing or a picture, or a person themself. “Nuance” is the distinction that sets something apart from all the rest by very subtle, almost subliminal, methods.
I suppose that the best example of “nuance” that I can think of comes from the world of fiction. Sherlock Holmes, the detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a master of detecting “nuance” from the regular noise of the world around him. He was able to discern things that escaped everyone else although these “nuances” were in plain sight. They simply didn’t attract attention and were therefore invisible to everyone else.

Holmes possessed the ability to observe everything about a person or a situation. The BBC series attempts to show all of this when Sherlock encounters someone for the first time. A series of images flashed through his mind, focused on the smallest detail, or “nuance” of that person.