so pretty in pink

Yet another breathtaking sunset at the beach…Bandon-9929

Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the overcompensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn’t nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt. Happiness is never grand.
Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

and then this seemed to fit, too:

Our entire society is based on discontent. People wanting more and more and more. Being constantly dissatisfied with their homes, their bodies, their décor, their clothes, everything – taking it for granted that that’s the whole point of life. Never to be satisfied. If you are perfectly happy with what you got, especially if what you got isn’t even all the spectacular then you’re dangerous. You’re breaking all the rules. You’re undermining the sacred economy. You’re challenging every assumption that society is built on.
Tana French, The Likeness

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69 thoughts on “so pretty in pink

  1. Well, it wouldn’t be difficult to be perfectly happy with this…but then it doesn’t take much for the doubt and discontent to come creeping back, does it? (I am STILL trying to catch up after vacation!)

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  2. Now that is some beautiful, beautiful light you’ve captured, Gunta, both in the sky and in the reflective wet sand. Is this from Coquille Pt. or elsewhere? I honestly can’t tell.

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    • So, what did I tell you about the color come Jan, Feb? We’ve had nearly a week of some super spectacular sunsets (sadly I only managed to catch this one night at the beach), but it looks like a storm moving in now (overcast). The shot was taken from the park up on the cliffs between Coquille Point and the jetty. If you look closely, you can see the jetty sticking out from the right edge. The reflections on that wet sand never cease to delight me.

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  3. Spectacular shot! The colors re amazing, my friend. And the quotes are perfect. I especially needed to hear it today…When looking back, happiness has ALWAYS been in the small, tiny gestures. It’s never really grand, is it? Thank you sharing!

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