At the basis of both life and architecture is that "one thing leads to another". This is a very powerfull statement or principle. In life, you start doing something and by doing something, you start doing other, related things. This is in a very free format way.
For instance, if we look at Edwinno... I think of a nice type of music and going to youtube I find related music video's that influence my choice for another narrative of Edwinno. Starting at "one thing", we create a snowball effect. And this can be done from a myriad of starting points. This is also, once you start, why life will never be boring really, if this is the way you live. And it is the way that I live life.
How architecture connects to this ?
It is much in the same way, the big difference being that architecture is documented and that the format to do this is much more limited or fixed, really. That which is documented implies that related things will be documented, according to some pattern. Since architecture is the stable part of the system, that what we document should better be the right things.
If not, if we make failures, all other documentation that follows will be at fault. So we must ensure that the architecture is right or the systems that we build from it will not satisfy the clients' needs.