nearing sunset

seascape-7306-I’m wondering if the secret to avoiding the wind might be to go later in the day. Last night maybe an hour before sunset it was just perfect. No wind to speak of and pleasantly cool, but not cold. Then again it could have been pure coincidence.

We sit silently and watch the world around us. This has taken a lifetime to learn. It seems only the old are able to sit next to one another and not say anything and still feel content. The young, brash and impatient, must always break the silence. It is a waste, for silence is pure. Silence is holy. It draws people together because only those who are comfortable with each other can sit without speaking. This is the great paradox. 
― Nicholas SparksThe Notebook


35 thoughts on “nearing sunset

    • Seems I’d been heading out to the beach earlier in the evenings lately. It should get a bit easier as the days get shorter. But I suspect you’re right about the wind calming down toward sunset. Our west coast does pretty well with light at sunset. Of course, being a night owl, I don’t get to see too much morning light. 😉


    • True. I’m not sure why I hadn’t been heading down to the beach to catch that Golden Hour lately. Perhaps expecting the fog to roll to in and spoil the show as it generally does during the summer.


  1. What an inviting place, Gunta…so nice to have it right there in your back yard. 😉

    And very nice words, too…I recognize them, their substance…and I honor that Silence…..


    • Thanks again… for the very kind comment and for visiting and signing on. I tend to prefer the more subtle aspects of sunset rather than the full on screaming reds and purples, though they, too have their place.


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