As time has gone on, this idea of negative space has matured for me to extend beyond the art application. We see stars because of the dark sky they sit in. In music, it's the flow and variations in the spaces between the notes that make the notes shine. In words, sometimes it's what's NOT said that should be listened to the closest. In people, often it's the things you don't know that are intriguing. In relationships, it's the context around the moment which give the moment shape and meaning.
Background, mystery, silence, intrigue, context, flow.