What exactly is it that draws us to a sunset? Is it the pure beauty of nature or is it something a little deeper? I am a fanatical sunset chaser…will go out of my way if I see a beauty ready to glow. Even if I’m already late…which is always…I will head west to find a good spot to enjoy and capture it. So back to my question of why???
I often ponder this obsession of mine…sometimes while watching it sink into the sea. For me it goes beyond the beauty. Sunsets are a reflection time for me…the end of the day and a look back at things that happened. Like reading the last chapter of a book and closing it. It gives me peace…like a warm cozy blanket does on a cold day…contentment I suppose.
Sharing a sunset with someone is very romantic…and I’m a hopeless one that’s for certain, but I am just as happy to watch it solo. There’s a song by Kate Nash and she sings,
I can watch a sunset on my own I can be alone, yeah I can watch a sunset on my own I can be alone I can watch a sunset on my own I can be alone, yeah
I really can relate to that…I guess it’s just where I am in my life now.