I was sitting in my living room the other night when the most intense amber light came shining through my window, just as the sun sank low enough to shine through the bottom half of our windows beneath the blinds and through the shears:
I was compelled to step outside and see the sunset, again trying to capture it’s intense beauty:
Despite the darkening night and chill temps, I was filled with intense warmth and joy and I couldn’t help smiling and thinking how happy I was that I am still able to be awed by the simple beauty of a sunset.
Sometimes, it’s the simplest things that have the greatest impact.
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Simple things bring us great joy
Yeah, those sunsets can be really nice. Unless you happen to be driving west on your way home from work during one like I was doing earlier this year.
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It’s frustrating how often photos cannot capture the true beauty of nature. Some things just have to be enjoyed in the moment, not captured for posterity, I guess.
I have missed the sun so much.
I can see the potential beauty there, get a feel for how it might have looked to you. We can sometimes see some beautiful sunsets from our back patio.
I have never been to The Grand Canyon. I have seen pictures, but no picture I have seen captures the beauty as described by a good writer. Perhaps some day I will go to The Grand Canyon, but I will probably not take any pictures. Professional photographers are much better at capturing that stuff than I am with my puny iPhone. Perhaps I’ll buy post cards. Mostly, though, I want to stand on the edge and admire the live view.
I’ve been to the Grand Canyon twice…it’s breathtaking and worth the trip. No picture can do it justice. This Video does OK, but stull nothing like seeing it IRL:
Good for you to pause and feel the moment.
I try to do that often.