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Posted on May 11, 2011 in Reality As Such

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C and I just finished The Book of the New Sun. Throughout it, and increasingly at the end, the narrator asserts that when his world’s sun is restored the vegetation will be of a darker green. Presumably this means that he’s used to leaves that are a bit washed out for lack of nutrients, but as I was gallivanting about on Mount Tabor the other day it occurred to me that it was a little odd, as we tend to associate a lighter green with renewal.

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