How To: Watching Sunset


Sunset is an occurrence that allows us to forget, momentarily, everything else.  All we have to do is … pause.  In that pause the bad stuff, the good stuff, the bullshit, the heartache, the lists of never ending to do’s, the daily whatever, can be silenced.  We have to focus, though.  It’s ok to put down all that stuff in your head and just BE.

Whether I’m on the road, at home, at work, or somewhere in between those places, I pause each evening to consider the day and admire the colors the world creates.

Initially I would check the time in anticipation.  I didn’t want to miss it.  Eventually, as I became closer with the world around me, more intimate with the seasons, more aware of COLOR, I knew when it was time.  Or rather, I would see the colors around me begin to shift and brighten, and know it was happening.


Sometimes I’m lucky enough to be in a place where I can watch the whole sky, other times I catch glimpses of it through the kitchen window over the sink, blocked my tree branches and other apartment buildings.  What I have learned from both is that sunset is what you make of it.  It is perhaps easier to appreciate the grandness of sunset in an open space, but I sometimes find more beauty in the small glimpses I catch through the kitchen window.

Remember to pause at sunset.  Remember that sunset is the day’s grand finale and there is no guarantee of the number you will see.  Remember to allow yourself to slow down, remember how lucky you are, remember that you deserve to SEE this beautiful world.

Remember to pause at sunset.


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