Silence, absolute; a single drop of sweat hangs in the air above the floor as it slowly drops through the air. There is a tension in the room. Only the barest shuffle makes a sound. It is the sound of the quietest breathing. The room is lit with only enough light for the action about to take place.
What do you observe?
Is it two lovers about to embrace?
Is it a concert master poised to conduct a symphony?
Is it a midwife preparing a mother for the birth of her first child?
Is it a doctor about to perform open heart surgery?
Is it a firefighter about to run headlong into a burning building?
Is it a climactic scene in a movie with a theater audience held on the edge of their seats?
Is it a soldier about to go up and over the trenches of the Great War?
Is it an author ready to type their first novel?
It is but a single silent moment, frozen in space. You choose