I challenged Debi to come us with some examples of things where smallness
is used to express power. And she came up with some good ones---including
microscopic images. The trouble here is that the really, really small has
to be "blown up" in order for more than one of us to look at it at the same
time. The small is made big; now don't both smallness and "blown-up-ness"
both contribute to the meaning? An opposite case might be the pictures of
the earth taken from outerspace, where the huge is made "seeable." Marcia