like i can start the 1 whenever i want, and the perception of what im playing chages.
similarly, i can trick myself to thinking its triplets or 16th notes. something interesting about it.
you can trick the mind and treat each measure like its any repeat of the section, like transform bar 2 into bar 3 etc. listening to a lot of prog has made be aware of more functions than 8 bars, e.g. 8 + 1 bars, where the 1 extra bar serves as like a consoldation.