Deprived of light, terrestial activity slows down, grows cold, slumbers. Cold follows on from heat, calm from agitation. When the atmospheres ceases to diffuse the sun's rays, it lets stars and the true sky, deep, dark, and immutable, appear. Short and enduring cycles of life on Earth give way to cosmic eternities. It is the moment that a tiny soul, that of a cat, choses to leave the earthly plane.