A change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves.
~ Marcel Proust
It lasted only a few minutes…starting as a flame of orange in the East, then spreading and growing in intensity to become a contrasting backdrop to the black lines of the trees. Within 15 minutes, it started to fade. Sleep late, or sip coffee while glancing at an electronic glow, and you might have missed it. But it foretells a change, one that ancient mariners knew, and one that the amphibians in the pool in the yard will undoubtedly take advantage of this evening.