Have you ever looked at the sun in a photo and wondered whether it was coming up or going down? The sun doesn’t change, so what does? Our world. When the day begins, the air is cool and clean — the sun’s rays spread quickly, turning pink and lavender. But by day’s end, the air is warm and saturated with all the world has pumped into it — the sun’s rays spread slowly through the thickness, producing deep reds and bruisy blues. Of course, everything is subject to our perception. Is sunrise a cause for hope, or fear of what must be faced? Is sunset a time to lick our wounds or enumerate our accomplishments? And what of the mad, beautiful world around us? With pandemics waning and wars waxing, what do we see? Sunrise or sunset?
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