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CRITIQUE OF THE ABOVE: APPROACHING THE SUN, CLOUDS, STARS, AND CELESTIAL BODIES, unpublished musings on the human condition:
CRITIQUE OF THE SUN
Critique of the sun, could just as well be referenced as a critique of shadows, as my first inclination was to lay the foundation for a critique of energy, I soon realized this was a vain attempt for something political, and I realized that the sun has nothing to do with politic, and therefor nothing to do with energy. It has even less to do with light. But it has everything to do with shadow, a shadow cast by a person, an object, a mountain, or a building. Every object in the world cast a shadow, no matter how oblique it might be, and this is how we understand the world, through shadows. We can only understand the people, and object that surrounds us as entities in space if they cast shadows, their shape is revealed, and also, judging by the length and strength of the shadow, we can know at what time each thing is present. As a consequence of this, we are blind at night, and we can therefor not understand anything during these hours. The invention of electric light changed this, since we then were able to cast shadows even at night, but as a consequence of this we lost time. For this reason came the invention of the mechanical clock, so that we could cast shadows as to make sure that there was a physical entity in space, and also make sure that they were present in time. All of the inventions of electric light and mechanical clocks are because of shadows and our utter dependence on them to understand the world. Thus, words like time and space, and consequently electric light and mechanic clocks, are a result of the loss of shadow. And as this makes clear, any critique of the sun is a critique of shadows, which again easily translates to mankind's fear of ghosts and the loss of a soul.
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