I love how you weaved the movie "Soul" into a largely existentialist philosophical landscape. It seems that the answer the "spark" provides is similar to Albert Camus' when he said this:

"All Sisyphus' silent joy is contained therein. His fate belongs to him. His rock is his thing... This universe henceforth without a master seems to him neither sterile nor futile. Each atom of that stone, each mineral flake of that night-filled mountain, in itself forms a world. The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy."

Thank you so much for sharing! It really was an enjoyable read :)

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