Whimsical Wednesday’s presents: Sunsets
August 10, 2011, 6:00 am
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Whimsical Wednesday’s presents: Sunset

For as long as I can remember, I have always been fascinated by sunsets. When I first learned to draw, I would color a sun behind two mountains with a purple sky. As I get older, my intrigue continues. My husband would say I am a bit obsessed but I can not help it, I love sunsets. We have been to some very special places, Hawaii, Ixtapa in Mexico, my island in British Columbia, my parents house, on the Puget Sound, and my in laws home on a hill in Amity, Oregon to name a few.

If we are on vacation or visiting family and I bring my camera 85% of the pictures will be of the sunset. I of course love the digital technology because I can take as many as I want to get the perfect one. This is a great idea in theory, but as my husband reminds me I need to delete 90% of the ones I have taken that look exactly like the others but I can’t. So our photo albums from places we go look like there was never anything but sunsets during our entire stay.

When analyzing the love I have towards sunsets I have come to the conclusion that they are God’s reminder to me that I have made it through another day. It is a beautiful celebration of Natures consistency and comforting ability to repeat itself no matter what my day was like. The sun will set and the sun will rise again. It is an exclamation point of my insignificance and a celebration of beauty just for beauties sake. My kids now roll there eyes when Scott and I make them stop what they are doing and look at the sunset. That’s okay, because one day, they too,will realize their immortality and perhaps, look at the setting sun a bit differently.

When my daughter Jessie was much younger she heard me so often talk about God’s gift of sunsets, that she would see one and say “Thank you God for the sunset” Thank you indeed.

















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“a beautiful celebration of Natures consistency and comforting ability to repeat itself no matter what my day was like” — well said!

Comment by Barb Stoefen

Thanks Barb,

I know you probably are aware but your feed back and comments are so important to me, I value your opinion and appreciate your willingness to read and comment!

Comment by Kari

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