I've always been intrigued with the concept of telling stories through different means than words. I've heard some say that "every dance tells a story," but I disagree. Some dance just because they're moving with the music, and that's sometimes more beautiful than a storyline.
Here is a dance that I'm obsessed with, set to a song that I love, "Creep" by Radiohead, choreographed and performed by Bradley Kitchingham. Is the choreography based around a story, the mood of the song, or both? I don't even think it matters. It's absolutely beautiful.
This is from one of my favorite albums, Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon." While this album doesn't have as clear of a story with characters like "The Wall," Pink Floyd's other concept album, the A side of this album is constructed around the themes of life and time. This song, The Great Gig in the Sky, is the last track on the A side, and the vocals are completely improvised by the vocalist, Clare Torry. When I hear it, I think it sounds like going to heaven, but someone wrote in the comments that her daughter thought it sounded like a woman who had just been left by her husband and couldn't move on.
I shared this picture on in a photography Facebook group once and got lots of comments about how it's beautiful and tells a story. The story behind it is that I was trying to take pictures of the lake at sunset and some random couple sat in my frame.
This one is one of my favorites. Most pictures of Paris focus on the Eiffel Tower, the most tourist-ey place in the world. I feel like the 850-year-old gargoyle is watching the tower unfold from an idea to something that's almost cliche now, even though the gargoyle is sitting on a landmark that's much older, more impressive, and meaningful. I had to edit the picture in a way that it would stand out (I'm not the only one who's taken a picture from that angle, but the cloudy day didn't give me much to work with). This way, you can't really tell when the picture was taken.