"At length the Man perceives it die away,
And fade into the light of common day."
"O joy! that in our embers
Is something that doth live,
That nature yet remembers
What was so fugitive!"
Aurora Borealis is a reminder of what we lost and recovered!
--- On Fri, 8/6/10, Peter Montgomery <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> When I was a child in Edmonton, I often walked home from school
> in the dark (very early sunset, and was wildly entertained along
> the way by the auroura. Sometimes it seemed to come amazingly
> c[l]ose, like one could reach out and touch it. My recollection
> is that in later years it lost its colour and was mostly
> whit[e]/grey, but that doesn't make sense.