We just about missed a full blown million dollar sunset last night.
Just because we were in a hurry.
There was nowhere urgent to go. We just didn't choose to be still. To lean into the moment. And so we drove off after just a brief glance at the bayside horizon, not truly soaking in the majesty of late winter's deeply overcast skies with their tinge of pink and slightest tint of orange glowing dull on the far off edge of the gray sea edged in slushy white snow.
Fifteen minutes later we glanced back toward the west. We could no longer see the horizon's edge. But we were simply astounded at the view of a radically changed vista, a glimpse of a red hot orb of setting sun, the sky now splayed with a riot of vibrant streaks of pink and gold and orange and blue. Radiating glory as far as the eye could see.
God's awesome wondrous creation.
I wish we had just sat still to begin with and watched the majestic display unfold. Instead of forging on to our next destination.
Note to self - Don't be in such a rush. Sit quietly. Be present in this very moment. Pause long enough to truly appreciate nature's grand panoply unfurling right in front of your eyes.
And for heaven's sake, be sure you keep your camera in the car.
> a summer photo by my favorite Macedonian novice