Epiphanies are funny things.
You may think of an epiphany as a sudden flash of intuition, a striking perception, an illuminating discovery or realization that happens in a single eureka moment of human brilliance. Wondrous things epiphanies! Oh they flash and strike and illumine all right – just not always as we might expect. Sometimes an epiphany might happen in an instant; but sometimes the epiphany gets planted as a seed and then takes its own sweet time to germinate its way into full bloom. At least this has been my experience.