Sunday, August 15, 2010

sun sets

there is no more wonderful way
in which to say goodnight to the world
than to share in the silent celebration
that is a sunset


12 comments:

Annie said...

I love experiencing a sunset. They are always different, often dynamic, and always calming.

Rachel Fenton said...

Very timely - I just finished a short story about a sunset :)

Elisabeth said...

Sunsets remind me of a warm embrace against the cold and a turning away from the light. Thanks, Steven.

TechnoBabe said...

Millions of people have the attraction to sunsets, and rightly so. There is a warmth and beauty that only is in a sunset. It is a shout out to all who will listen that there are glorious sights at no charge.

Linda Sue said...

Yes, calming, deep breath, stillness, sundown, into the sea, behind the landscape, can't be seen but is still there, bits of colour linger...just like people- and death, which ,it seems, is not final.

steven said...

hi annie - there's a special kind of quiet. i love the afterglow the most with its colourful flares and then the gradually fade into pastel softness. steven

steven said...

rachel perhaps you'll be sharing that somewhere?!! steven

steven said...

elisabeth i really appreciated the spread of the sun across the sea. i usually see them from my home or at best across fields. the expanse adds something really magical to the experience for me. steven

steven said...

technobabe - i'm thinking of sunsets i've seen in different locations in different countries under different circumstances. each has a story attached to it. i like your story - free art. steven

steven said...

linda sue - yep! the sun passes over the horizon spreading the never-ending sunset and sunrise. just like people. steven

Valerianna said...

mmmm, very true! I have to make an effort to see them these days - a walk up the road to the spectacular views. I don't do it enough... oceans of my youth held amazing sunset gifts.... now I have moonrises.

Annie said...

Hi Steven,
I always wait for the afterglow, and if I have a camera, like you, I try to capture it. I learned from my husband to wait for the clouds to light up, once the sun has gone down.