Dark Radiance (Sunset) (Syracuse)

I took these pictures two week ago at Thornden Park in Syracuse. High zoom with a cheap digital camera. I like the relative close-up, the dark radiance. And while it’s probably far fetched, I think they kind of fit in neatly with the posts below about bodies, technologies, and politics. I’m just not sure how. According to the rabbinic-midrashic commentary Genesis Rabbah, Adam was terrified when he saw his first sunset. By now, we know the world’s not going to end, anytime too soon. But why muck up a perfectly good sunset with a bit of exegesis? Sometimes a sunset is just a sunset, and you like how they turn out.

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics. http://religion.syr.edu
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1 Response to Dark Radiance (Sunset) (Syracuse)

  1. Tom Simpson says:

    Gorgeous photographs, nice commentary…thanks for posting from my old stomping grounds, upstate NY, a wonderful place to be in the summer….

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