"You never know how a man feels until you walk a mile in his moccasins. By then you'll be a mile away with a new pair of moccasins." ~ Native American Proverb
In Of All Things, Great and Small the story of an author named Justin, who while in an influenza-fueled haze, starts a diary describing his dreams. Time becomes both linear and expansive, moving him through past and present, in forms that are human, animal, insect, and even into the world of flora and fauna. As a malleable surrogate, Justin is forced to open up to an entirely different, infinite vision of the universe, calling into question everything he knows and understands to be sensible and finite against a catechism of internal and external truths. Through these dreams, Justin believes that his present form as a struggling writer is, in fact, the nightmare and his dreams are the reality. When the ordeal is over, he understands what it feels like to be truly alive and his concept of the world is changed, ...forever.