Designed to remind you of timeframe, a termframe is my neologism; an attempt to point to something inevitable and unfolding, like a leaf bud, or a butterfly de-pupating; the gestation period for a complex, emergent phenomenon within a living system.
Cicadas have a gestation period of 17 years, therefore their termframe cannot be less than than. Trees have a extending, indeterminate lifespan, once established, we don’t know how long a yew our redwood can live, thousands of years…
I’m trying to get a sense of a cycle period, an ambit, a purview, a chronological terrain, or domain…
Another definition: the termframe is the time it takes when it takes as long as it takes.
A comprehension of the termframe for something allows us a patience that comes from understanding the emergent inevitability of a phenomenon.
Porridge cools, not yet, you’ll burn yourself, plants grow, no use shouting hurry up or even I love you little seedlings, you can’t hurry love, and you don’t push the river.
What is the termframe for a human intervention in a community?
It depends, of course.