Seeking Some Solar Solace ..........
I'm a licenced Sunset Therapist, Dr. Ahorseback !
Perhaps its the awesome silence alone that's strikes me first along with the dying sunlight . Or the colors in the atmosphere that seem like a moving rainbow changing from moment to moment to moment........... . But it's always been a love of sunsets for me . Quite often , i will drop everything I'm doing , no matter how important or even how I will lose that momentum of accomplishment . And yet , I have been known to grab my camera , a quick explanation to my lovely wife , my keys to the truck and then race to a favorite spot of choice only to arrive and watch , waiting patiently , or not so patiently , for what may turn out to be a perfect or an even not so perfect sunset . And yet ........No , they are always perfect . Always .
I often wonder , am I really living as fully as much, as completely , as I can be ?.....Do I fully appreciate everything that nature has to offer me ? Yes, . yet I can say I'm merely trying to ! Not one of us seems to have the resources , the time or the ability to fully appreciate our places here on this awesome earth , And , life as we know it IS, very short ............. Some part of me has always been fairly introspective and I was never one to react quickly to any given situation in a voice , mood or attitude or in any manner very quickly, If you ran up to me slapped my face and screamed at me . I would probably just squint a little at the slight pain , the humility and go inside myself and begin to think........ "now what was that all about ?"....and finally when you calmed down I might ask calmly ." Now , why did you do that ?"
Oh , ......I know what you're saying ,....." sure you would !", and yet okay , maybe if it was a guy I might lose it ,..... but no . Maybe I learned a bit to much about patience , humility , or reasoning as a kid , maybe I learned that observing and listening was the real answer . And not that it was all wholly intentional either ....... we learn who we are to become by reaction too I guess , as we mature , we become whom ever we are to become, by how we chose to react in life situations . Perhaps the word I'm looking for is resolve . How does one who is introspective resolve the issues of day to day living if not by appreciating sunsets ? Yea ! that's it !
I am a licenced sunset therapist ! ....... What I do for a living is take people on sunset trips , I always show up in time too , in my old beat up pick up , sometimes I'll even let you drive it if you want , or sit next to me in the middle , or even ride in the back sitting on my spare tire ,, but always always , always , I bring the bottle of wine or beer , [your choice ] in a cooler in the back , a blanky and a pillow , And I make you relax enough to enjoy the final moments of a day ! For hundreds and maybe even thousands of times I have dropped customers off at their car or home with a calm , distant look of satiated pleasure on their face .
So this is what you do from now on , drop what ever it is you are doing , fixing dinner , mowing the lawn , changing a flat tire or changing a diaper ! ........and run ! Find the outdoors quickly , "go towards the light ".........Take a blanket , take your wife , your husband .....or someone else's wife ! Take a canoe ride , take a bottle of wine and a two blankets , but go ! .......And watch the sun drop down to the horizon , the mountains , the beach or through the bars in the jailhouse window , but go ! And you will learn something if you stay until darkness falls over the tree lines . You will learn peace , serenity , solace !..............:-}
You know ! It's time to stop writing when you hit the spell check button and it begins flashing ......"Please start over you dork " !