Seattle Sunset

One of the things I have most enjoyed here in Seattle is the sunset.

I forgot about that during the long dark winter, when the sky did nothing but make me wet for the last 9 months 🙂

But here we are at the end of May when spring is springing and the days are getting longer and longer, and around 8 pm the sky light is something to truly see.

I feel like it calls to me, as I am driving home at the end of the day.  It lures me from behind the pines.  I find it to be a holy moment when I have the opportunity to stand in my backyard and admire the peace and the majesty of such a sweet moment.  The clouds and colors stretch out above the trees so quietly.  Even the birds can’t help but to fly straight into the soft orange light.  Although we are approaching summer, it almost always feels like it just rained here in Seattle – whether it did or didn’t – and that after-rain feeling makes the moment that much more beautiful.  Pure and delightful. I can smell it, I can feel it, I can take in that last bit of sunlight for today straight to my heart.

That light feels like God to me – like Heaven itself embracing me, including me as part of this sacred moment.  Thank you, dear sky, for refreshing my Soul.

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3 Thoughts.

  1. I appreciated your reflections on the sacred and the example of the sunset in Seattle. I live on the grounds of a retreat and spirituality center and I believe people are hungering for the experience of the sacred. It can be found everywhere but our lifestyles, our business, technology, etc. all prevent us from being still and seeing what is right before our eyes. People leave here expressing gratefulness for what they experienced. But nature, trees, sky, are always there in their sacred beauty waiting to be discovered once we become centered and Undistracted by oh so many things. The retreat center encourages and provides the vehicle for silence. But one does not need to go to a retreat center to discover the sacred. But one does need to Listen, be still, and see, it is right there.

    • Thank you for your sharing, Charlene 🙂 I can feel your loving and grateful relationship with the sacred.

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