Today was one of those delightful February days off. I awoke with a runny nose, cough and my ears both completely clogged. Miserable, I spent the day reading and grading papers. I even trimmed a few bushes in my yard. By the end of the day, I wanted nothing more than a nap. It was a slightly cloudy day, and I knew the sunset would probably be nice, but I really just wanted to sleep. Finally, at the last minute I decided I should take my camera out and see what would happen. As I made the drive out to the river, I saw these incredibly fluffy, curly clouds just beginning to turn golden. With hope in my heart, I drove a little faster until I arrived at the river.
I went down to the river bank, and suddenly, wow…I just couldn’t take it all in at the same time. There is no panoramic camera wide enough for what occurred out there today. In the next hour, the sky exploded in color. It was like being inside a kaleidoscope…
Even the water was on fire.
Once I finally was able to breathe again, I went home.
Day is done. I think I get more mileage out of a good sunset than anyone I know. It’s a visceral thing for me. That red color just reaches in and grabs my heart, fills me up like nothing else. Today a friend commented on the sudden stepping up of cosmic energy in the world, and after having experienced this, I concur. Something big is afoot, and I want more of it!