How then produces light return to Earth after a solar eclipse? By miracle. Weakly. In thin beams. The light remains suspended above the ground like a glass cage. As a fragile ring the slightest bump can Shatter. A spark shines and is replaced immediately by a burst of shadow.
Suddenly a river takes over a blue light. The land gradually permeates color like a sponge absorbs water. She gains weight, it is rounded, regains his balance and rocks beneath our feet in space.
That was how the landscape return to me; that was how I saw the fields extend my feet in waves of color, but this time it was not as old; I saw, but was not seen.
—The Waves, Virginia Woolf.