The Crescent

Lessons from the Sunset

March 14, 2014

I spent a good amount of time the other night watching the sunset with my friend.  We took turns admiring its beauty and symbolic meaning.  I couldn’t get over how it changed right before our eyes.  Before we knew it, there was a whole new scene in front of us.  Colors shifted from one area to another.  Red shifted to orange and had slowly slipped beneath the violet clouds.  Changes became more dramatic as night’s shade slowly covered the day.

I couldn’t get over how this sunset changed.  This is probably because I am naturally in awe of how time passes—so slow yet so fast.  My friends can tell I’m obsessed with how time passes.  It’s evidenced in my daily conversations and in songs I write—because graduation’s just so close and I don’t know where all the time has gone!  It seems just yesterday I wasn’t sure what yesterday meant.

We can learn life lessons from the sky’s slow, constant movements.  We may not see things around us changing, the progress we’re making, or the time passing, but that doesn’t mean it’s not happening.  Change is, ironically, constant. Big changes come from the little things that transform the whole scene when strung together.

As we sit with others doing something seemingly small like watching the clouds shift, moments of our lives shift too.  Slowly but surely time continues to pass.  Cherish every little uneventful moment for we only get one of each and they are more significant than we know.

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