Sunsets along the West Coast can be glorious. My Beloved and I once sat for about an hour watching the sun late in the day. We were the only ones in the area and we had wonderful seats. After the finale, when we got up to leave and looked behind us we were surprised to see many people had quietly, respectfully, perhaps reverently, come up to sit behind us to also enjoy another of nature’s many wonders without doing anything to disturb what they could tell was a very special experience for us. Their consideration made the moment even more magical.
I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
What a beautiful scene – the sunset, and the group of respectful quiet observers behind you, appreciating nature’s beauty.
We were blessed in many ways that day. As we are every day, though sometimes I’m not wise enough to focus on all the blessings so end up with what I erroneously call a “Bad Days.” In reality, real tragedies typically happen infrequently, and nearly all days are so blessings-fliiled that I should removed the phrase “Bad Day” from my usage.
It was quite an experience. A greater connection with nature and people occurred that evening.
nature has a way of bringing out the humanity in everyone.
Good point, Beth. People who spend a lot of time in nature are some of the mellowest people I know.
Nature is the best performer! Watching is calming and so beautiful! I can imagine how wonderful it was!
We were mesmerized. Awesome beauty. Dramatic visuals. Stunning set. And free! No wonder it has played so long and kept such a large audience!
It would appear we are spoiled here, Russ. We can see the sunset over the ocean just ten minutes from here but we take it for granted. I don’t know if your header changes but if that’s your family, you are lucky! Is he the one serving our country?
We are indeed blessed to live where we do, Koji. The photo of the son with the twins and his wife is the one who serves as a captain in the USAF. They will soon be relocated to the Maryland area about the time their third child is due. He’s also due to be deployed overseas soon. How’s that for timing? Being moved to a different state every two years or so is incredibly disruptive, especially for families with children. As you know, it is among the many sacrifices our service people and their families make on our behalf.
Yes, military families undergo the highest stress. As such, I will always value their courage and dedication.
Me too, Koji.