Self-taught, the autodidactic suspend disbelieve in favour of future knowledge. Hardly a negation of sorts, the utility of the skeptic razor is to sharpen the intellect, harness the emotive centers and move towards a place of homeostasis.
Stating the obvious is coupled with the image of this pair in burning proximity. Burning loins is a reference to the sun on the horizon. Is this a morning or sunset? Based on the sundress and the imaginary high heels, I would say this is an evening romance. Nice.