We have evolved our senses in very specific ways. One way seems to be speed, to notice more quickly the appearance and movement of predators. Meanwhile, the rest of the landscape — that which is not a threat — has either slowed down or sped up. We don’t take much notice of a tree — it moves too slowly — or a beam of light — it moves too quickly; we just see monolithic trees and a generalized lightness or darkness. The world which is not in our time frame is basically static.
As we grow old time speeds up, so why can’t we learn to see light? And as we grow wise, why shouldn’t our thoughts spread out in tree-like, graceful, tempered movements.