“History may not repeat itself, but it does rhymes” is a quote attributed to Mark Twain. Does it apply to Clark Lake sunsets? Sometimes. It can be said sunsets are governed by the chaos theory, where small initial changes can influence eventual outcomes. The variety of atmospheric conditions that shape sunsets are practically infinite. And the exact position of the setting sun moves each day. Just like the weather, there are lots of variables. So no two sunsets could be exactly the same.
If you’ve been following sunsets on this website, you have seen sunsets that are wildly different. Others seem to have common characteristics. But individual similarities don’t mean sameness. So welcome to nature’s ever changing light show.
Here’s a review of sunsets from Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week.
The sunset on Monday started out this way–a bank of clouds blocked the sun.
And about history rhyming? Here’s what Wikiquotes has to say. “This is very often attributed to Mark Twain, but the earliest published source yet located is by Joseph Anthony Wittreich in Feminist Milton (1987) where he writes: ‘History may not repeat itself but it does rhyme, and every gloss by a deconstructionist need not be a loss, pushing us further into an abyss of skepticism and indeterminacy.'”