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It was the striking sundog (or parhelion) that sent me scrambling inside for my camera. By the time I got back out, only a much lesser one persisted but I shot it anyway.
Inside on the monitor, it’s muted colors against the dark background pointed farther out, into Hubble’s deep space view of cosmic clouds of stellar dust. I morphed the image toward that interpretation, to remind me of the small and close that speaks of the larger and more distant realities always just beyond our hurried attention.
The microcosm reflects the macrocosm. Indeed.