We have to understand that everything takes some time to reach a person. The further something is, the greater the time it takes to be seen (to arrive). In fact, the distance of some things is so great (galactic events and entities) that a real relationship does not exist between the entity/event and their just arriving image. The self is that which makes the folds and layers of time into one. The illusion of the all-at-once is the self. The point at which starlight, streetlights, a person seen in a window of a lit room, the swaying of a branch, the bat above the house—what collapses these near and distant happenings into the one moment is the self.