Dedication: In memory of my father.
Epigraph: …the light which was first created is a spiritual, not a bodily light, and just as it was made after darkness, by which one understands that it turned from its own formlessness towards the creator, and thus was formed, so too, after evening, morning was made, meaning that after acknowledgement of its own proper nature, of its not being what God is, it goes back to praising the light which God himself is, and by which it is formed as it gazes upon it. Augustine, The Literal Meaning of Genesis, IV.22.39
Epigraph: Have you knowledge of the morning? Thoreau, Journal, July 16, 1851.