OBSERVATION (protracted processes)

All protracted processes are asymptotically isomorphic (cf: “that dark valley where all paths meet”), including exile. That is, being in exile is itself, almost tautologically, a protracted process, and as such is asymptotically indistinguishable from any other protracted process. (cf: “No one knows the strength of the current like the man swimming against it.”)
[long run]
[General Systems Theory]