Thursday, February 24, 2011
Puffy cumulus in blue-violet, mauve, glowing gold and pale peachy yellow change during forty minutes to deepest salmon and gold, fading through dusty orange until finally the sky settles into that slightly electric blue-black as stars appear one by one, and the city lights begin to create a silvery glow in the humid air to our south.
My partner and I often take a plastic cup of wine down to water’s edge to watch that daily extravaganza. I am thankful that we are almost always by ourselves, though I don’t know why more people don’t take advantage of nature’s diurnal production. Of course I tend to forget that I hardly ever watched the sunset or sunrise except for brief glances through the 3rd floor studio windows during all those years as a working artist/teacher. Such a shame that we, and our society work so hard that we don’t have time for such things until we are put out to pasture – thank God for retirement, time to breath, and time to make Art!!!