Appreciate the Vanity of Our Sun

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A view from Broadway of the sunset above the Hudson River in Dobbs Ferry.

A view from Broadway of the sunset above the Hudson River in Dobbs Ferry.

A view from Broadway of the sunset above the Hudson River in Dobbs Ferry.

Eve Sarno, Staff Writer

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Look out your window at about 5 o’clock on any night in this sleepy little town, and you’ll be amazed. The sky will be bursting full of oranges, pinks, reds, purples, creams, and everything in between. Clouds will drift by, a demure asset to the accompaniment.

This spectacular visual performance may look like a superfluity (yes, superfluity is a word), but in truth it’s just your average sunset. That’s right, all of that vanity you see on the sun’s part is just it’s way to say goodnight. Weird, right?

Though daylight savings time just ended a few weeks ago, this has not had an impact on the sunsets. The timing has just changed a teensy bit.

Sunsets happen, of course, in other towns, such as Irvington, Hastings, and Ardsley. But the view of the DF sunsets is increased in eye candy because of one thing; the river! The Hudson River, where many voyages of old have taken place. The sun says farewell to a long day, and disappears behind the river as the moon rises.

By popular request I wrote this article, but it’s getting harder to dig for more information on something as everyday and blasé as a sunset. Luckily, Ava Neumaier came to the rescue and said, “I feel that many people don’t appreciate sunsets here. They’re such a given fact to life; that there will be a sunset every day, that it’s hard to acknowledge that some places may not have as great a sky of colors every night.”

In short, don’t miss tonight’s sunset. Though it lasts only a few minutes, and some may even say it’s a boring waste of time, look out your window nonetheless. And remember: they don’t try to be a superfluity. Wink, wink.

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