As the universe unfolds along our cosmic journey, we see phantasms of deep space distorted by preconceptions from the darkest recesses of the human intellect. Nebular structures become ethereal monsters. An infant galaxy is born before our eyes, as its stellar mother spirals into oblivion. Streamers of gossamer light beckon to us from across the depths of space, drawing us into a stargate of surpassing brilliance and beauty. But, all color becomes pallor, and our perceptions dissolve into ethereal clouds of gray... "Nuages Gris".