All Rhinos are aware that Now is different from Then. It would be peculiar if We weren’t. Yet these states of awareness are inseparable. We have the “I must blow my nose now” physical presence, and the two complimentary siblings, “Was” and “To Be”. Together, they mold our mental gymnastics.
If this way of thinking makes Us different from other Critters, Rhinos would be surprised. But We are used to surprises, whether We like them or not.
We live in an Age of Contrasts and Astonishments.