New York City, October 26, 2017

★★ The gathering daylight revealed that the deep blue of the dawn sky had been the blue of thick clouds. A peachy glow strengthened in the distance beyond and below them. Midday stayed dark, but agreeably cool. The sun never got a chance to do much, and by the time the clouds were gone, the coolness had sunk to uncomfortable chilliness. In the shadowy side street, a piece of trampled foil was filled with improbable amounts of brightness from the retreating light in the sky.