What is there to say about the Sun? To circle around the Sun. To imagine that the Sun is distant – to know the Sun’s distance and proximity at once.
What can I write about the Sun? What can I argue about the Sun that is not either deliberately perverse or entirely obvious. I can write of paradoxes, of the relation, for instance, between visibility and invisibility, between the bright and the obscure – and no doubt I will, but there must be other possibilities.
I can write of the Sun’s relation to the present, the elusiveness of the present, the Sun’s position both as sign of immediacy and sign of mediation (the play of light, the play of surfaces).
But it is perhaps best not to attempt to anticipate a response to the Sun, but simply, dubiously, to respond.