This morning I was reading a blog I frequently visit, Lorna’s Voice, and noticed a post of hers titled “The Day is Done, Sunset Challenge“, which is inspired from a blog she frequents, A Lighter Shade of Grey, which contains a post titled “Weekly Photo Challenge: Sunset“, which is in response to a weekly WordPress challenge on Fridays for Photos, all of which means I spend way too much time on the computer during my morning coffee break at work. But I digress…
It seems the purpose of the photo challenge is to post a picture of a sunset and perhaps write something about it.
I love sunsets. They are strikingly beautiful, and they are free. Free and beautiful, what’s not to like? The most extraordinary thing about sunsets, is their ability to be beautiful anywhere in the world. Sure there are spectacular shots of the sun waning on the horizon in tropical paradises, pristine waters, glacier-topped mountains, and other exotic locations. Yet a sunset has the ability to beautify even the most mundane place in the world. Witness the above picture, taken around sunset a few weeks ago just outside my office where I work each and every day. Nature and the heavens have a way of smiling down on the entire planet with no bias in latitude and longitude.
All you have to do is make an effort to notice. Eureka! There is a point to all this. As we rush around to the hectic pace of our everyday lives, try to become more aware of all the beauty in your everyday world lying just beneath that conscious, distracted mind. Pay attention!
Gone Fishing? Well not really, since I don’t fish all that much anymore. Just taking a little break to get away and catch up with family and friends I haven’t seen in a while, and in doing so, enjoy a nice change of scenery.
Life is delicious – have a taste each and every day. In fact, don’t just taste it. Live it! Make something good happen! That’s an order!
Trust no Future, howe'er pleasant! Let the dead Past bury its dead! Act,--act in the living Present! Heart within, and God o'erhead! Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And, departing, leave behind us Footprints on the sands of time; Footprints, that perhaps another, Sailing o'er life's solemn main, A forlorn and shipwrecked brother, Seeing, shall take heart again. Excerpt from A Psalm of Life ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
See you all soon!