December 3, 2002
Today was the most gorgeous sunset. All day the sky was grey; but then, as the sun slipped low, all those veiling clouds suddenly went up in flame across the sky, east to west, orange, red, and fiery pink across the still-bright blue. Then, as the sun became a ball of fury at the horizon, the fire in the east faded slowly to violet, mingling with the orange in the middle of the sky. Gradually, the colors blended – pink, orange, night-violet, fading green, and dark peacock blue, until the sun vanished with a final blaze and all went to darkness.