Time-lapse videos allow us to see processes too subtle for the human eye, like flowers blooming and clouds moving across the sky. They are great for instant perspective: a reminder that the world is going on around us, doing its own creative thing, that the constant is change. One of my favorites is Eirik Solheim’s One Year in Two Minutes which you can use as a sort of video meditation. (If you don’t have much time, his One Year in 40 Seconds is pretty great, too, though the transitions aren’t quite as subtle or alive.)

Chad Richard’s site Time Traveler, has lots of cool time-lapse videos, including a nice, rather boisterous compilation. It will make you hurry up, while Solheim’s calm you down…

Which do you like best?

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