Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Sunset through the trees
In astrology, I am born under the fire sign. But, as I have never conformed to any astrological forecasts, I shouldn't wonder why, when I'm supposed to be fiery, I choose to be cool and calm. I like water.
Living in land locked Durham, I don't often see sunsets to the same degree that I did living by the ocean. Sunsets here take on a very different 'air', it even looks different.
One day, while walking out of Costco, this sun was setting behind the trees and it just made me miss the water.
Water has always been my comfort. When I am feeling down, depressed or sad I go to water to make me feel better. I seek out any body of water, be it a creek, a river, a lake or even a pond if I can't get to the ocean, and I instantly feel better. I used to sit on the sand and watch the sun set on the horizon. I watch it slowly slip down and marvel at the fading colors it leaves behind just before it totally fades to night. I watch the play of light on the water and I am soothed. I listen to the rippling sound it makes when it runs over a river bed, the thunder it makes when if falls of a cliff, and the awesome stillness of it when the breeze isn't blowing, and I am invigorated. I dip my toes or my fingers or my whole body in it and I am cleansed of all that troubles me. I love the water...