It’s amazing to look at, so mesmerizing, that for a moment everything in your world takes a backseat to the image in front of you, the sunset. Such a simple ordinary thing that happens on a daily basis, but it still manages to captivate us no matter how many times we’ve seen it happen before.
Whether you’re sitting on the sand at the beach with some friends and families, jogging around the lake or you’re sitting at home on the porch sipping a cup of tea, if you pay attention to it, you’ll take the time to admire its beauty. The end of a day, as day becomes night, and the sun turns to shine in another part of the world.
The sunset, while we may not consciously realize its full benefits, it’s something that all of us have benefited from at one time or another in our life.
Somewhere out there as the sun is setting, a person may have gone through some rather tough ordeals throughout the day and is struggling emotionally or mentally, and seeing the sunset may seem like the beginning of a fresh start for them. The day is coming to an end; their mind realizes that tomorrow a new day will come, giving them hope of a better day.
On the flip side, a person may have had the greatest day of their life, and being able to watch the sunset gives them time to reflect and think about how fortunate they have been, with hopes for an even better day tomorrow.
The power the sunset yields over people is really amazing, it helps people become inspired, motivated, determined, appreciative, and most of all, it makes a person really enjoy life for that single moment. It’s helped people overcome obstacles in their life; it’s helped give people the motivation and determination in their lives, it’s even inspired painters, songwriters, and poets to do work around the sunset, just do a quick search and you’ll find thousands upon thousands of results for each, paintings, songs, and poems, all about the sunset.
Another type of artist that has done work around the sunset is the photographer. While watching the sunset as its happening is truly unique and inspiring, unfortunately not all of us have the time to experience it due to our schedules or we simply forget to, but we can experience the next best thing which is the picturesque beauty of a sunset captured on film by photographers worldwide.
Throughout the thousands of years of our planets existence, everything has changed. The environment has changed, the weather, the inhabitants, and even the land, but the one thing that has been constant throughout all of this is the sunrise, the start of a new day, and the sunset, the end of a day. This will never change.
Years after all of us are gone, the inspiration and emotions we feel watching the sunset will be felt by the generations ahead of us and they’ll be able to benefit from its power and beauty.