I was travelling home from Kamloops, BC Sunday past driving westward towards the ocean. As I turned a corner on highway 1 that opened into the Fraser Valley a little east of Chilliwack I was witness to one of the most beautiful sunsets I have seen in many years.
The near full moon was on the rise over the coastal mountains that introduced Chilliwack.
The colors in the teal blue shy ranged from a deep pink to some reds, purples and oranges. It was breathtaking!
Nature’s colourful show continued for twenty minutes and began to dissipate just as I turn north on highway 11 to Abbotsford and ultimately my home in Maple Ridge.
I marveled at the beauty as the day came to a well-announced end. It struck me that the day was actively dying and yet I was in full joy of the glorious sunset, the foreteller of the death of October 21st, 2018, made public.
Hmmm, I thought to myself why then in the sunset of a human’s existence is the joy often absent? Isn’t Nature through the glory of a sunset teaching us all that there ought to be more glory in the end of a life lived? Could Nature be suggesting at as we enter the sunset years of our lives that we could shine our light so to speak?
- I am thinking yes, Nature is teaching us that endings can be beautiful.
- I am thinking yes, perhaps Nature is telling us we can shine our life’s light brightly as we age.
- I am thinking yes, Nature is letting us know that our light – our wisdom – needs to brighten up existence as we age.
- I am thinking yes, Nature is informing us that ageing can be colourful and need not lack sparkle and shine.
- I am thinking yes, Nature is wise and I ought to pay more attention to Her lessons.
May my sunset years be as brilliant as Nature’s sunsets – may my wisdom shine through the clouds of my ageing.