If time were sufficiently granular then we could view the process of seeing an object as we now view the process of building a house. One day the work begins and many days later the work is ended. If someone asks when it was built a unit as large as a year, years sometimes, is given.
I walked into the dining room from upstairs. As I walked into the room I absorbed a new piece of knowledge. My entire studio time had been for naught. For forty-six minutes I labored under the delusion that I was recording all the music I was playing. I was filled with inspiration and after glee at my conquest of new improvisational territories. Only to relize in truest hindsight that I had just walked past an unconnected RCA cable.
Back to the wood shed.