Author Austin Kleon in his book "In Keep Going", advocating for the return to circular time — thinking of the creative life as more of a loop, or a spiral:

"The creative life is not linear. It’s not a straight line from point A to point B. It’s more like a loop, or a spiral, in which you keep coming back to a new starting point after every project. No matter how successful you get, no matter what level of achievement you reach, you will never really arrive.”

Seconds? Heartbeats
Days? Sunrises
Weeks? Months? Moon Phases
Quarters? Seasons
Years? The Return of Spring

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Circular time vs. linear time - Austin Kleon
A passage from Olga Tokarczuk’s 2018 novel Flights.