Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Green Evening

Sometimes on a summer afternoon, or on into the evening, everything outdoors will take on this overpowering and unearthly greenish cast. It's almost like seeing the world around you through a colored filter. Often it happens after it's been raining. But not always: sometimes it just happens.

Uncanny, almost eerie. Not just a slight green tinge, but a very strong shift in the lighting, as if everything around you has been transposed into another key.

I've noticed this phenomenon ever since I was a kid. We used to call it a "green evening." (In my own Hermetic language, mna cvano.) More rarely I've also seen yellow evenings, and even the exceedingly rare pink evening. But usually it's a green evening.



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