Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Everything will be okay...


What a new year!

This has been a roller-coaster ride that puts Space Mountain (that makes me nauseous every time) to shame.

Yesterday was not a good day. Stress levels and family issues running high speed translates to all aspects of life feeling like they are on the verge of cracking. (Am I being too dramatic?)

In the end, my wife begged me to come out on the front porch with my camera... and this is what I saw.

All winter it has been cold and grey and miserable... and then yesterday, of all days, a spectacular sunset burst overhead overwhelming me - and just for a small moment, we embraced, and everything seemed to be okay.

14 comments:

Abelard Enigma said...

Beautiful!

Beck said...

Seeing your name and simple comment makes me smile this morning. Thanks, my friend.

Abelard Enigma said...

yes, I'm still alive - albeit in a blogging slump.

I hope today turns out well for you.

Clive Durham said...

Isn't it interesting how the Lord works. Even in the midst of life's most difficult moments, he seems to send a sign of his enduring love if we just pause a moment or two to see it.

Today will be a much better day for all of us, thanks to his gift to you of the sunset.

Bravone said...

Amen to what Abe and Clive said.

naturgesetz said...

There is beauty in our lives if we will pay attention to it.

Thanks for sharing.

Scott N said...

I was driving home as the sun was setting. I'm surprised I didn't crash into someone or something for all the rubber-necking I was doing.

The entire valley was ringed with color--the clouds to the west were on fire (as in your pictures), while the underbellies of the clouds above the Wasatch range were blushing peach and salmon.

Thanks for sharing your own pictures and reaction!

Andy said...

Sometimes when we are in the midst of having to think a bit too much, a beautiful sunset has just that much more impact. It reminds us that no matter what we believe, life is beautiful and worth living.

Beck said...

Thanks everyone for your comments and your readership. Sometimes I wonder if anyone is still out there.

Sunsets are an amazing spiritual lift for me. Yesterday's was indeed special, as Scott has testified, and yet fleeting... today's, for example has been a complete dud.

I particularly needed a lift yesterday, as some personal issues have been weighing heavily on my mind. And indeed, there it was - just yesterday as I needed it.

Today was an okay day, and so maybe the dud is okay... I'm sure there is a blazing glow somewhere overwhelming another in need of a lift.

Happy sunset gazing! As Andy says: "life is beautiful and worth living"!!!

J G-W said...

Gorgeous!

Rob said...

It's the law of cosmic justice belatedly compensating Utahns for that hellish 3 day blizzard around New Year's.

Ned said...

Beautiful photo, but even more beautiful that your wife invited you out to capture it and that you shared the moment and felt the peace.

Bror said...

Awesome!

robert said...

If I would simply stay present every moment could be as beautiful as this. oh well...I'll take what I can get. Really stunning moment.