Without the sunlight to schedule his wake/sleep cycle, Harjen began to enter a new cycle that only managed to mimic the otherwise customary one that coincides with night and day. The habit of individual sleep cycles serves, at its very crux, one of evolutionary need. It is certainly more difficult for the organism to perform the necessities of hunting and gathering by the reflected light of the sun bouncing off the moon.
The sun, as we have come to know it, is perhaps the most powerful of all objects that have been discovered in our solar system. An unimaginably large, flaming ball of gases that rests at the center of what may be the only solar system from here to infinity that can support not only complex, but also intelligent life.
It is the idea of earth itself, some calculated distance of 93 million miles from its only moon and hundreds of millions more than that from the sun. The sun, which emits so much heat that it can turn the skin of a pedestrian the color of a lobster in just a few short hours, provides such a lasting memory that even remembering its power can turn one’s attention from homogeneous to exogenous.
To be continued…