The “present” is that ephemeral conjuncture conjugating experiences of the “past” with the perceived potential of the “future”. In constant evolution, it is never still, although the minute incremental aspect of this evolution may suggest otherwise. When you think about it, the subjectivity of past experiences combined with the inherent vagueness of the future, both seen in the light of an ever-exchanging “present” renders the very notion of “status quo” absurd, not to mention counter-productive. I suppose it is the ability (necessity ?) to step back and perceive the “big picture” that gives these micro-moments semblance of lucidity and stability, thereby rendering them tolerable.