The other morning the sunrise was all thin layers of acid tangerine and atomic yellow, like some psychedelic celestial torte.
Today, sunrise is invisible. The sky, stone grey. Nothing edible.
I read somewhere that the colours are an optical, not exactly illusion, but an effect created by various molecules in the atmosphere and their length and/or density and/or how they line up and/or etc. on any given day.
The point being that everything, it turns out — this rising and setting, the spinning and movements of planets — all goes on in exactly the same way every day, which means that—
—it’s only our vantage point
and therefore our perceptions—