That word alone makes us smile. We are warmed by a memory; we recall a time, a place, a moment. Perhaps, it reminds you of the last time you watched the sun dip on holiday, the time you spent it with that someone special or when you completed our quest to witness the ‘green flash.’
The daily descent delights differently, but is universally positive. The sunset remains one of the most celebrated moments of the day.
For me, it surprises, seduces, and slows.
The sunset surprises….it surprises with beauty each and every time. It’s magic. Majestic magenta streaks light the sky, a powerful pinkish hue brightens the clouds, or a golden glaze warms the ocean. All perfect. All beautiful. Always a surprise.
The sunset seduces…..It seduces each of us with the transformation of day to night. The raw romance allows us the ability to inch closer to someone sitting next to us or to step closer to greater universal understanding. We become captivated; we become seduced.
The sunset slows…..it slows down time and more noticeably slows down us. It allows us to pause, to take a deep breath, and to let go of our false sense of control. We disconnect from today’s fast paced world and hold on to a new measurement of time. A tad slower.
As someone who seeks sunset moments, and someone with a collection of photos I decided to post a photograph on Sundays to my blog. So welcome to Sunset Sunday.
But we all hold our memories. In addition to sharing my moments, I want to encourage you to share yours. Post your picture on twitter with the #SunsetSunday in your message. Or if you want contact me with your top photographs and perhaps I’ll post your photograph on my blog. Just include the location and time. I look forward to learning about your treasured sunset moments.
And to start, I’ll leave you with one of my favorites. Just fresh from a surf session and enjoying the local Singha beer, I watched this masterful moment on the sands of Kata Beach, Phuket, Thailand in June of 2006.