Pinks, blues, lavenders, oranges and yellows…wrapped into one scene. It’s truly one of the most beautiful occurrences: a summer sunset. How can one not be in awe of our evening displays? So quick, yet so powerful. How blessed is the last light before the dark? And we watch, knowing every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn.
Some say sunsets are proof that endings can often be beautiful too. Or that the sun loved the moon so much he died every night to let her breathe. Isn’t that profound? A sunset brings us to things more Godly, spiritual and philosophical. There is an inner peace about it all. I don’t believe there is anything negative to say about a sunset, except that we have to watch it go away. But within that, we know it comes back every evening. It’s like a wink from the earth. A little reassurance that it’s time to rest, be thankful, and live life to its fullest the next sunrise. To start over and do this thing called life, better every day.
Carl Rogers was quoted on acceptance of natural beauty. How a sunset and humans have so much to show if we just watch with open minds. He said:
“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be.
When I look at a sunset, I don’t find myself saying,
‘Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner.’
I don’t try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.”
A sunset makes us see and feel beauty everywhere. Sometimes it may be alone, sometimes shared with someone special. Everything in that moment becomes more vibrant and begins to make sense. Natural beauty becomes custom for those that want to see it. Take those evenings and photograph, paint, feel, heal and allow it to touch your soul. Remember, there’s only one sunset. And it’s been going around the earth full circle for billions of years. Eventually everything connects. Appreciate, and shine your light on the world.