The actual opposite of new and exciting would be routine. A loop, a program with no distinguishable beginning or end. Boredom often is referred to as nausea. Maybe the thought of all the repetition and rotation of the universe makes us feel sickly. Like riding in a fast carousel.

When we look at it, there are quite a lot of routines around us: Days, seasons and years to name but a few. When do these change for us into a dreadful daily grind?