So, what makes a particular time distinctive and, therefore, interesting? Let’s say the time is:
However, when I look for interestingness in a clock display, I don’t just look at it as a time, but there are many different ways to look for patterns. Here are some examples:
Interesting as time: this is when the time itself is distinctive. Examples of this could be:
If a simple thing like a 4-digit clock display has so many aesthetic dimensions, imagine how many such dimensions may exist in most other complex objects like a flower, a sunrise, a person, or a relationship.
This is why I believe aesthetic exploration of anything in nature is essentially inexhaustible. One can always find yet another way to discover distinctness in any natural situation. No wonder we are still surprised by a sunrise or a love story. There is no fear of ever running out of artistic materials.