Despite heavy fog draped over the world this morning, something quite different now begins to take shape in the sky and across the land. Some form of bright, all-encompassing light now casts a growing luminescence where only shadow has lived for ten days. What can this odd phenomenon be?
One might easily assume it to be a celestial wonder heretofore unseen. Might it be the heavens now portend some unknown doom by way of this explosive radiance falling upon us? Has our astronomy failed to predict a cataclysmic event which appears capable of setting ablaze the very air we breathe?
Oh, what calamitous upheaval now befalls us?
But wait… Some touch of this golden sky-god seems familiar to my skin, almost known to my eyes. Can it be that lost friend too long removed from our lives? Is that warmth I feel only a remembrance of that which is lost, or is it a visitation by an acquaintance forgotten after so much time?
I reach out and grab a handful of the dazzling glow even as it continues to brighten. My hand closes easily around the intense fire saturating the world, and I hold it close to me. Only when pressed against my cheek do I finally recognize it.
The sun has finally returned. Climbing rapidly into a clear sky, it casts its burning gaze downward.
Where have you been for so long, my friend?