Today, the sun absconded, leaving behind a monotone mass of what is presumably clouds, but it’s too depressing to think about much. What I did think about was the sun.
Well, really, more about the absence of the sun. What is the circumstance called when it’s not sunny? I think most would say ‘cloudy’, which makes sense. In the daytime, when the sun declines to make an appearance (though I suppose it’s more accurate to say the clouds chooses to obscure our bright friend, insofar as any personification of natural phenomenon can be considered accurate), it’s generally because the clouds are out in force. In a daytime dichotomy, I suppose it’s fair to say ‘sunny’ and ‘cloudy’ are opposites.
But the sun is bright and brings light; so when it’s dark and the sunlight is gone, that could also be considered the opposite of sunny. The effects of the sun are totally gone. Wouldn’t that then be the opposite of sunny? Night-y? Moon-y?
On the other hand (third hand?), the moon is just a reflection of the sun, so can it really be considered the opposite? And I guess if we want to be really technical, the warmth of the sun never completely disappears or else I wouldn’t be writing this right now.
I’m not sure where I’m going with this. I would really like for the sun to come back out now, though. Please.