Hopefully, you are familiar with the phrase 'correlation does not prove causation.' Roughly speaking, this means that two things might appear to be linked and that perhaps one even causes the other but in reality they have nothing to do with one another.
Baked nights crisped tarmac between hot sheets. and the open window letting white-scent static. Singed beef and sugared ripples, stank of half-grown stars. photo by lrargerich