Shiva the space husky learns about time
Shiva is in a space rocket. She looks down at planet Earth. How pretty it looks. It looks like a scoop of blue bubblegum ripple ice-cream. Shiva can see the swirling oceans and the snowy ice caps at the top and the bottom of the world. She can see the continents made up of all the different countries.
Shiva sees that some of planet is in darkness and some of it is light. She notices that this changes as the planet slowly turns as it travels in its orbit around the sun. Shiva is watching time just as you and I look at the hands on a clock, or our own shadows growing longer in the playground.
As she watches the planet spinning ever so slowly in space, she realizes that this is how day turns into night and night into day. At night time when all the huskies should be sleeping the part of the world they are in has turned away from the sun. In the daytime when all the huskies are playing the bit of the Earth they are on is facing the sun. This is always certain. Night follows day and day turns into night in a regular pattern over and over and over forever. Now isn’t that amazing?