It ends with:
but to what ends,
is the question;
the sun always sets.
THE FOLLY OF MAN,
So you mention the sun setting every evening, no matter what our desires or fortunes are during the day.
That reminds me of something I read years ago. It said:
"If the earth were any closer to the sun, it would be too hot for the crops to grow.
"If the earth were any further away from the sun, it would be too cold for crops to grow.
"If the days were any longer, the crops would burn up.
"If the days were any shorter, there would not be enough sunlight for crops to grow."
So a lot depends on the sun and our distance from it, and how long our days are, 24 hours, 12 hours dark, 12 hours light. One revolution around the sun for one day.
So you can look at the sun in different ways.
I thought, above, that earth went around the sun once a day, to make for day and night.
I thought that sounded funny, with the sun being 93 million miles away. I thought, the earth must be traveling at 1 million miles an hour to make it to the sun.
So, I looked on Google, and it said:
"Earth orbits the sun once a year and rotates on its axis once a day. The Earth's orbit makes a circle around the sun. ... Since the Earth orbits the sun AND rotates on its axis at the same time we experience seasons, day and night, and changing shadows throughout the day."
Post Edited (Tim Tam) : 12/15/2020 10:45:11 AM (GMT-7)