“Come, my friends,
‘Tis not too late to seek a newer world.
Push off, and sitting well in order smite
The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds
To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths
Of all the western stars, until I die.”
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
I took a drive today on the highway… The roads were quite busy with traffic, but what caught my attention was the beauty of the setting sun… It made me look, wonder, and appreciate the fact that I can see and enjoy the setting sun in peace. I can sit in a car, camera at hand, as a passenger, take pictures of the magnificent display of colors in the sky, and enjoy nature’s gift to man. The wonder of a sunset.
“Once I saw a chimpanzee
gaze at a particularly beautiful sunset
for a full 15 minutes,
watching the changing colors [and then]
retire to the forest without picking a pawpaw for supper.” Adriaan Kortlandt
As I took pictures of the setting sun flashing by my car, I marveled at the beautiful, changing range of colors; glorious golds, reds, orange, and shimmering silver touched with frothy cream. Imagine a world where the sun neither rose nor set… What would we do if all we had was darkness and gloom? I am grateful for the wonder of a sunset. And you? More below…