Plateau's problem requires finding a surface of minimal area that spans a given contour in space: a solution can often be found by dipping a frame in a solution of soap suds. Although such experiments are relatively easy to perform, their mathematical interpretation is far from simple: there may be more than one locally minimizing surface, and they may have non-trivial topology.
(Consider the many worlds interpretation of QM) In different worlds (or on different dips) we find a variety of framed bubble sculptures. (Engineering issues aside) Could the realized configuration be interpreted as a reflection of a path through the many worlds. The bubble sculptures themselves are an emergent phenomenon. Could the realized configuration be a function of inherently random quantum fluctuations.