At twilight, nature is not without loveliness, though perhaps its chief use is to illustrate quotations from the poets. ~ Oscar Wilde
the soft, diffused light from the sky when the sun is below the horizon, either from daybreak to sunrise or, more commonly, from sunset to nightfall.
the period in the morning or, more commonly, in the evening during which this light prevails.
a terminal (terminal, not like a heart event, or cancer, might be ... Terminal like a place/time where one leg of a journey ends (terminates) and another leg begins ... : ) period, especially after full development, success,etc.
a state of uncertainty, vagueness, (I subtract gloom and add wonder as "I wonder" as "the wonders of God").
Normally, in daylight, our eyes are almost entirely closed, that is the pupil is a tiny dot. Obviously we are not made for that light, we are made for twilight. Now what that means is that it is not until very low levels of light that our pupils dilate. When it does dilate we actually begin to feel light, almost like touch. ~ James Turrell
... This observation rocks! Artist/Observer ... Poet/Witness ... These guys help us "see".
“For age is opportunity no less than youth itself, though in another dress, and as the evening twilight fades away, the sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“I venerate old age; and I love not the man who can look without emotion upon the sunset of life, when the dusk of evening begins to gather over the watery eye, and the shadows of twilight grow broader and deeper upon the understanding." also ~ Longfellow
“The past is the beginning of the beginning and all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn.” ~ H. G. Wells
“The dream crossed twilight between birth and dying.” ~ T.S. Eliot
“It is the gifted, unorthodox individual, in the laboratory, or the study, or the walk by the river at twilight, who has always brought to us, and must continue to bring to us, all the basic resources by which we live.” and
“A society committed to the search for truth must give protection to, and set a high value upon, the independent and original mind, however angular, however rasping, however socially unpleasant it may be; for it is upon such minds, in large measure, that the effective search for truth depends.” ~ Caryl P. Haskins (scientific researcher of the spoken and written word and a lot of other cool stuff)
“Laughter is day, and sobriety is night; a smile is the twilight that hovers gently between both, more bewitching than either.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher (Congregational minister, 1813-1887)
Inside, the soul is a sanctuary dappled in luminescent twilight rendered vast in quiet.
... shimmering in luminescent ... casting spirey shadows in ... painting stain glass silhouettes in ...