Seize the Sunset

“Live each season as it passes: breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit…”

Henry David Thoreau

The year’s events have made us feel vulnerable, more conscious of the precariousness of our human lives.

Maybe that’s why the passing days seem all the more precious, but lately I can’t bear to spend a sunny day indoors. I want to get fresh air into my lungs, even if I have to surreptitiously pull down my mask to do it, and drink the drink — that would be wine, usually. I want to make beach fires, take walks, visit parks and see sunsets — especially the sunsets, in their infinite variation. They are the closest thing I’ve had lately to a religious experience.

Though the existential dread of climate change is ever-present and the intractability of this pandemic has taken us by surprise — yes, I know we were warned there would be a fall/winter surge, but who really believed it would last this long? — the sun goes about its business.

For the moment, we are still heirs to a glimmering world. Seize each day, consciously and gratefully. Evenings, too.

(Top) Where I find myself now and for the next few months: Brooklyn, N.Y.

(Below) Where I found myself in September and October: Long Island, N.Y.

About cara

I blog (for fun) here at casaCARA, and write (for money) about architecture, interiors, gardens and travel for many national magazines and websites.
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8 Responses to Seize the Sunset

  1. Caren Rosenthal says:

    Nice photos!!!

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. Jo Ann Weber says:

    Beautiful photos!

  3. Jeff Greenberg says:

    red sky at night/sailor’s delight

  4. Cate says:

    So true and beautifully written and illustrated.

  5. Steve Drucker says:

    Thank you very peaceful and just what the soul needs now!!

  6. Lula says:

    Sunrise, sunset
    Sunrise, sunset
    Quickly goes the day

  7. cara says:

    indeed… especially at this time of year!

  8. coppermaven says:

    Thanks for reminding me of the beauty in nature!

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