@ArtMelC I’m also looking at small thumbnails on my phone, so I’m likely missing some of the details you can see in your head. The pictures might work.
And it might just be that going wordless with such an abstract adventure might be the biggest part of the challenge.
Was listening to a podcast interviewing Dan Santat earlier today and he talked about how he (and he+Migh Le) create a wordless dummy first, but then add the necessary words after. Helps keep words minimal and focused. That might be an option here, too.
I also have a very literal brain, so I might have just missed the details needed to pick up on the adventure in the clouds.