Your prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 10th is brought to you by Toortsie! Click here to find her last post and say hi while you’re there! Toortsie’s word for our prompt today is “sunrise.” Use it anywhere in your post or make it the theme of your post. Have fun!
Yes, I know I am pretty far behind. I’m hoping to do a little catch-up this weekend, as we are taking a little weekend away.
I have seen quite a few sunrises in my life, but many more sunsets, because I am really not a morning girl. I grew up in New Mexico which is a state famous for its beautiful sunsets. I remember one sunset in particular that was so spectacular that my mom dragged me out of the tub and I had to go outside in a towel to see it. I have to admit that it was amazing. I think I couldn’t have been more than 7 or 8 years old and I still remember it. The sky was actually striped, almost like a rainbow in sunset hues. It was as if some celestial knitter had used her yarn scraps in all the warm colors and knitted one color after the other until she had a wide striped blanket. It must have been summer, because I don’t remember being cold. I was a bit miffed at being summoned to go outside while I was having a bubble bath, but I quickly forgave my mom for doing that when I saw it. Just one of those little moments that sticks with you!
Of course, “back in those days” we didn’t take pictures of every little thing with a cell phone, because they didn’t exist! I had a small camera, but it used— wait for it—literally—film. And things like sunsets are fleeting. If you dig around for a camera, you could miss the whole thing. So back then we enjoyed the moment and recorded it in our memories. Maybe that’s not a bad idea, even now.
As an adult, I have way more fond memories of sunsets, and times spent with my husband watching them from exotic locales, like this one from the top of One World Trade Center.
As for sunrises, I mostly only see them at work, because I get forced to go out of my house at those ungodly hours. It’s beautiful too, of course, but I usually don’t think to take pictures or anything because I’m at work. I did find this one, though.
Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
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