When the sunsets are spectacular, I know the air is dirty.
One of Nature’s cruel tricks is the sky that photographs so well also makes you feel unwell. Particulates reflect light and fill lungs with microscopic pieces of smog spat out from a tailpipe, carried by the wind, up into the atmosphere.
Breathe hard up a ride, climbing, as the sun sets, and she’ll show it to you. Like she’s saying, look at this pollution, let it catch your eye, taste it, you’re immersed in it, you made it.
We’re throwing that dirt at her and she’s reflecting it back with beautiful particulates.
That refraction in a kaleidoscopic second was captured by a camera inside a phone and shared.
Then looked at again.
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