Has anyone actually been able to accurately describe a sunset? I was watching the sky while driving home this evening (super safe, I know) and I cannot imagine how to verbalize the drama I saw painted across the sky. To the east the sky gave in to the darkness slowly, gently, but to the west it went out in a blaze of glory. The colors I saw had no names – the clouds were too dark to be purple or blue but too light to be black or grey; the sky itself was some shade between pink and red and yellow and orange. Whatever was happening up there was too large for my paltry vocabulary to try to encompass; even as the sky faded into the bruiselike shades of yellow and green and grey and became easier to verbalize there was a sense of loss that is beyond me. Another day was lost, but like a true dog day, it went out fighting.