>Our physics explains and relates them and sheds more light on the issue to keep fire going, but it is probably important that VN's novel is NOT called "Pale Light"...

True, but to be precise I replaced 'light' (свет) not 'fire' with 'gift' (дар).  In the sense that "Pale Fire" and "The Gift" are synonyms.

>he was clear though that fire and light are different things.

So we too should not confuse fire/gift with light in this 'light' discussion.

- George
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