“All action takes place, so to speak, in a kind of twilight, which like a fog or moonlight, often tends to make things seem grotesque and larger than they really are.” —- Carl von Clausewitz
Fog through all recorded time has assumed many guises and of course a number of plausibly credible definitions. It is in no way related to foggy thinking.
It can be an outdoor phenomenon that creeps in slowly and leaves when the sun’s warmth returns; cloudiness on your bathroom mirror after your warm shower; or the pesky fog that clings to your glasses after you have been outside on a frigid winter’s day.
It is a many faceted entity which is able to both obscure and enhance whatever it decides to wrap its moisture laden blanket of cool water vapor around. Its presence transforms a dull landscape into a realm filled with shadowy figures and bigger than life imaginary monsters.
Fog allows us mere mortals to walk momentarily among the clouds and sample reality from an almost heavenly perspective.
Poems, sonnets, songs and ballads and stories have been written about this natural phenomenon.
Many folks believe it’s true essence still remains a mystery although meteorologists would dismiss it as simply being a mere act of nature.