There are tipping points. Key instances past which the world changes. The effect is often immediate, shocking and irreversible. And then there are changes that happen at a seemingly glacial pace, some lasting so long that a human can live his whole life and not notice them.
But both of these are nevertheless, in essential ways, equally momentous.
Then there are the changes that take place at a pace that is somewhere in between. Most in life are of this type, I would venture. They are those we notice when we have occasion to glance back to contemplate upon, and which awe ...
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