What light?

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“Darling; have you got a minute?”

“Not really.”

“I think you might want to come and look at this.”

“What is it? I’m busy with my presentation in here.”

“Come and look. It’s the most beautiful sunrise I’ve ever seen. I know you’ll love it. And bring your camera.”

“It’s nice, I’ll grant you but I’m not sure what it is.”

“It’s in the east, so it’s a sunrise.”

“I wish I had your confidence. It looks wrong to me.”

“Well, if it isn’t a sunrise, what do you suggest it is?”

“Remember the film ‘Close encounters of the third kind’?”

“Have I seen it?”

“Of course you have. We watched it together on the flight, the first time we went to Orlando.”

“God, how long ago—”

“Oh five, so fourteen years ago.”

“And you expect me to remember it from that long ago? I don’t even know if I liked it.”

“You did. Think back. You’ll remember it.”

“Nope. Nothing.”

“But you can still quote from Contact, and we saw that well before then.”

“Do you believe in God, Dr Arroway?”

“That’s the one.”

“Don’t remember the other one, though. What was it about?”

“Alien visitors…”

“Hang on – was there a bloke making a mountain out of his mash? Everybody thought he was going crazy?”

“That’s the one.”

“With you. Great film. But what’s that got to do with this sunrise.”

“Remember when the aliens arrived; the light coming over the hill?”

“Maybe.”

“Isn’t this a bit like it?”

“Meh – possible, I suppose.”

“And isn’t this light staying a long time for a sunrise?”

“It is a bit, isn’t it?”

“And that’s not the only thing convinces me it’s something unusual.”

“I’ll buy it. What else makes you think it’s not just an abnormally long-lasting sunrise?”

“It’s two in the afternoon!”


This was written in response to Kreative Kue 232 published on this site.

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