Ramsay's still-life meditation on the life her children will have after her death: "the two senses of that vastness and this tininess
(the pool had diminished again) flowering within it made her feel that she was bound hand and foot and unable to move by the intensity of feelings which reduced her own body, her own life, and the lives of all the people in the world, for ever, to nothingness.
I dutifully report on how tiny quantum bumps became frozen into the distribution of matter as the cosmos expanded from unimaginable tininess
to inconceivable vastness, and miniscule vacillations evolved into massive superclusters of trillions of stars.
As the physics is calculated back in time, the universe gets hotter and hotter, the elapsed time to the beginning of time itself becomes smaller and smaller, but the number gets huge in its tininess
, 10-43 second before which the physics no longer works.
He watched her walk away, the black dress hugging the tininess
of her waist, the amplitude of her curves.
Where once a sporty saloon had varying degrees of athleticism accompanied by some rough edges and tininess
, that brittle edge has been traded in for the sort of cosseting insulation you'd expect to find in a Merc or the like.
There are lots of degrees of tininess
that we're not aware of.