The darkness comes

I get home about eight o’clock these days, which is – quite suddenly, and unexpectedly – around dusk. This means that the balance in my eyes between cones and rods starts to shift, so that although I can still pick out shapes well, only quite bright colours are obvious – sunsets, for instance, are all the more vivid, and so quite beautiful.

Of course, the same thing is happening to other people, which means I really should start using lights when I cycle home.

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