It is everywhere. In today’s society, with today’s infrastructure, one has to retreat far, far into the vast reaches of the countryside in order to lose most of it, and even then, one has to hope for the cloudiest night imaginable, one that even then lacks a storm and the inevitable flashes that go with it. It is so hard to hide from light, that when one finds oneself finally alone, devoid of it, awash in a sea of darkness, it is always a bit overwhelming, awing, and bewildering.
"A Light History of Electromagnetic Waves: Waves and Particles before Wave-Particle Duality,"
Colgate Academic Review:
Vol. 4, Article 14.
Available at: http://commons.colgate.edu/car/vol4/iss1/14