Some things are ephemeral. They have their moment of perfection, and then, a moment later, they lose all worth.
But some things improve with age.
Given the right circumstances and materials, decay becomes a maturing process – we harness the unpredictable but inevitable changes wrought by time, and use them to introduce new detail and interest - adding complexity, depth and resonance.
What starts life as a monofacetted creation – pure and unadulterated, becomes a much more interesting object once a few more strata have been added.