Contemplating a Sunset

As the sun slips behind the Santa Rosa Mountains in the southern California desert, it creates a sunset washed with changing light and color. Seeing that sky fills me with wonder and a feeling of well-being. Of course, I have to look up from life’s challenges to see it.

I wonder what people are thinking as they watch the sun disappear for the day.
Some possibilities?

Wow! That’s beautiful.
It was such a great day, I wish it would never end.
Thank God, this day is over.

Hopefully, people enjoy a brief glimpse of a sunset before moving on to life’s next event. Maybe they’re already focused on the day to come.

It’s nice to know there will be another day. Another day to undo words said in anger to a significant other, another day to mend an awkward moment with a friend, another day to laugh and hug a child.

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Monet painted the same scene at different times of the day and year. The sunsets pictured here remind me why. Nature’s paintbrush is mighty and not to be ignored or outdone.

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At sunset, the drawing of the day’s curtain gives our part of the earth a chance to rest, gives us a chance to rest. The sun leaves us with a spectacular show, ready to be enjoyed.

Are you ready to be awed? To be inspired? To take a moment? Let’s.



About cmwriter

I'm a writer ... of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. I blog about writing, short stories, poetry, books, plays, and thoughts on life. Love reading and travel and being with friends!
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