We cannot count the number of displays of sunsets we have stopped to appreciate over the years. They are both dependable and everchanging. Comforting and passionate. The shapes and colours morph - a giant kaleidoscope of beauty! If you have noticed, sometimes it is a communal experience of people gathering to watch the artist slap paint on his next canvas.
It is no accident that we are attracted to the sunset - we connect to it because we too are reflections of His creation. Live-action art performances are right here available to us. And it is always gone too soon, leaving us wanting an encore -- but there never it. I have painted a few, but my paintings pale in comparison to this almost gift to us. We see the beauty in the sky, even when we cannot always see the beauty closer by in our lives.
I encourage you to watch and appreciate one soon. Spring is coming, but hope is spread across the horizon each evening of every day of the year. At the lake, at the dock. out your front window, as you drive along the highway. Let it take your breath away. And admit to God:
"They who dwell in the ends of the earth stand in awe of Your signs;
You make the dawn and the sunset shout for joy."
Here are some expressions/impressions of some spectacular sunsets I have experienced. At the canal, the sunset seemed to become absorbed by this canalside tree. During the floods on Lake Ontario, this watercolour and an ink/acrylic show the importance of the intense sun to paint the sky at the Port Dalhousie Pier. THERE IS ALWAYS COLOUR available for us through the year. We need only look up and out every evening.