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 " !





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moonfairy 3 years ago

Beautiful hub and beautiful pictures. I used to live by the sea and would go to the shore every morning and watch the sunrise. In the town I lived in I could go to four tree island and watch the sunset as well...and they both take my breath away. Every single month on the day of the full moon, if the sky was clear enough I would go to the shoreline with a picnic,a blanket or a chair and a bottle of wine and watch the full moon rise over the lighthouse out at the point. Usually I would do this alone so that I could completely take it in, but once I brought my best friend. Once we were settled she laughed and said "hey, you look like you're waiting for a concert to begin"...

and indeed I was. I live in the mountains now, but down in a bowl that's surrounded by woods so I don't get to see any of that anymore.....

and I truly miss it. thanks for this hub, I loved the read!


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Moon Fairy , You can still be there ! Its the same sun and moon lol.........Thank you ! God could I live by tthe sea !......Ed


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

HaHa, dork! I don't know why that made me laugh out loud, but it did. I love the sunsets too, but i never take a picture, maybe i will, you've inspired me...Thank you for the ride....


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

You never heard dork before , I call myself that once in a while just to keep myself in line !


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moonfairy 3 years ago

I could still be there but it would take a long drive to get there because I'm surrounded by mountains! I have to wait for the sun and the moon to rise above those before I can enjoy them....and by then most of the effect is gone =(


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

No Moonfairy , Theres still such beauty there !........shhhhh... watch and listen ...............:-}


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Pixienot 3 years ago from Clarksville, Indiana

Your pictures are always awesome and appropriate. I truly enjoy them.


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Pixienot , thank you for that , I appreciate hearing this !......:-}


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. I'm a sunset lover too. Heck sunrise, sunset, love watching the stars come peeking out and that moon turn on its nightlight. Sigh. Loved reading this brought me many lovely mental images. Passing this on.


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teaches12345 3 years ago

What a beautiful picture. I would love to go on a sunset ride. In fact, I was just talking about this very thing with hubby. Too bad we are not closer -- we would follow you on this one.


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Your the sweetest Gypsy ! Yet I too ....I often just stop work in the middle of the day and watch the sky, or my long rides to and from work give me plenty of sky watch time ! .........:-}


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Teaches , I love chasing the sun , a couple of places right here allow an awesome view ! Come on up !...... The picture I took about a month ago right outside my house in Vermont ! soo neat huh?....ed

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