Perhaps the final sunset from my view for 2015. It will now be hidden behind the mountain until it returns next spring.
In 2014 I called the final sunset also on September 25th in this blog post; yet in my calendar I had it on September 22nd. I guess it just depends if I’m watching it through the window or if I go outside and to the northern most point in my yard. Given distances, walking just a few steps adds a few extra days of sunset.
I feel extremely lucky to be able to view it from the comfort of my yard as it really is one of the most beautiful displays that nature gives. One would think that people – especially given a view like this – would appreciate the sunset but that simply isn’t the case. Many I know with a view rarely pay attention and those that do, only do so on occasion. I seem to be the only one I know who wants to watch the sunset on a daily basis. For me, it is a miraculous event, something spiritual which in those moments puts me in touch with the universe and makes me reflect on my very being; it makes me wonder about the origin of everything and the nature of reality. For others, a room inside a church, the accumulation of money or even a T.V. show is what moves them. For me, it is the sunrise and sunset – I am a conscious stream of thoughts in a terrifyingly vast, seemingly infinite expanse and I do not know what or where I am. The beauty of the start and end of another day gives me comfort.