Is there anything more spectacular than a gold and blue sunset sparkling over a tranquil evening sea? Amazingly, I captured this stunning moment as it quickly melted into the night sky. Watching the colors change from bright orange, to shiny gold, to deep blue, I could hardly wait to incorporate their wondrousness on my next silk creation.
Each sunset glows in its originality. As the earth revolves, they transform from one second to the next, colors swirling and blending more skillfully than a master colorist. There are no “typical” sunsets.
Watching the night arrive evokes primal subconscious memories. Like the gentle touch of someone’s comforting hand, an inspirational work of art, the sound of laughter andour mysterious spiritual connection to the Universe.
And, often, romantic thoughts are aroused.
Most of us feel the tug of the starry-eyed at the sight of a sunset. Why is that? Could it be the fleeting intensity? The unexplained magic that happens between people? The fantasy of things to come later in the evening? The few minutes of exquisite bliss that are gone forever?
Hoping to seize a likeness, artists paint portraits of sunsets. Photographers (myself included) snap copious pictures trying somewhat futily to provoke the viewer’s emotions. Even while scientists attempt to logically explain them as just molecules colliding randomly in the night sky, our soul knows better.
Like love, the marvel of these nightly masterpieces is non-repeatable. They unselfishly offer their gifts, reminding us to witness the beauty that surrounds us and to experience life with constant awe.
Because. Each. Moment. Is. All. We. Have.
Sunsets mark the end of the day, but they can spark an ongoing romance with ourselves that can (and should) last forever. Each nightfall is an opportunity to acknowledge a day well spent, one that ended with knowing you lived your best day.
There is evidence that confirms that if you pay attention to what brings you joy, spend time with feelings of gratitude and appreciation, you can alleviate depression, improve health and even increase longevity. Every evening provides that opportunity.
So, silence your cell phone and take a drive to the beach. Unplug those headphones and walk to the top of a west-facing hill. Put away your Ipad and sit in silent reverie in your own backyard. Or just turn off your computer and look out the window. Just for a few moments before it slips into night.
That sunset feeling can last forever in this inspired Lalamel creation that wraps you in a “permanent” appreciation of your beautiful day's end!