Sep 24, 2013

Sunset


Sunsets, like childhood, are viewed with wonder not just because 
they are beautiful but because they are fleeting.
― Richard Paul Evans, The Gift





When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, 
my soul expands in the worship of the creator. 
- Mahatma Gandhi




Dusk is just an illusion because the sun is either above the horizon or below it. 
And that means that day and night are linked in a way that few things 
are there cannot be one without the other yet they cannot exist at the same time. 
How would it feel I remember wondering to be always together yet forever apart?






Learn to like what doesn't cost much.
Learn to like reading, conversation, music.
Learn to like plain food, plain service, plain cooking.
Learn to like fields, trees, brooks, hiking, rowing, climbing hills.

Learn to like people, even though some of them may be different...different from you.
Learn to like to work and enjoy the satisfaction doing your job as well as it can be done.

Learn to like the song of birds, the companionship of dogs.
Learn to like gardening, puttering around the house, and fixing things.
Learn to like the sunrise and sunset, the beating of rain on the roof and windows,
 and the gentle fall of snow on a winter day.

Learn to keep your wants simple and refuse to be
controlled by the likes and dislikes of others.”





“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. 
When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying,
 "Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner." 
I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.” 
― Carl R. Rogers



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