Seeing contrasts and picking out patterns often requires time and distance from the object. Perspective is often missing in the short-term. Comparisons and even side-by-sides appear strikingly different 10 months later, versus one day later.
Sometimes life presents vivid examples—we just require months (and even years) to recognize them.
Coming to the same place (Rangeley) every other week for 10 months has allowed me to observe this in snapshots of the natural world.
I’ve enjoyed the experience of seeing the lake and mountains change every 14 days.
While not as vivid, looking back over my own life, and seeing changes, patterns, and abilities develop over 10 years, is equally exciting.
It’s not always easy to wait—especially in a world that demands split-second decisions and lacks perspective.