Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Not Just Another Pretty Sunset



Today is Love Thursday at Shutter Sisters and I have had my photo ready since last week! But before I posted it here, I read Karen's post and it stirred up a recent memory worth sharing. Again, tying in The Land of Ka's Theme, Memory- talk about synchronicity.

A few weeks ago on my way to scoop up my daughters from Grandma's house, the sunset beckoned me to to pull my car over to admire it's blaze (yes, this luxury is exactly why I choose to live on the Pacific Ocean). I had my camera with me too--imagine that!

As I sat there enjoying the last sweet moments of the day, two young boys raced up to the fence down the way from me. Their Dad soon followed. As the sun was sharing it's tiniest last light, the boys were listening to their big teddy bear of a Dad call out to the sun, "Good-bye Mr. Sun!"
The boys echoed his words. And then he said something that will always stay with me...

"Thank you for the day Mr. Sun!"

And the boys, learning an invaluable lesson of love and gratitude sang back together, "Thank you for the day!"

The sun bowed in appreciation and then quickly melted as did my heart.

23 comments:

nikkipolani said...

Oh, Tracey, what a gorgeous shot of sun-warmed clouds (to the accompaniment of happy boys!).

kelly rae said...

what a fantastic story. love it.

Megan said...

that light is spectacular -- sunsets are the best!

kt40 said...

What a touching story! Thank you for sharing it along with the photo of pacific coast which is my childhood coast and will always a big piece of my heart!

Bonggamom said...

How beautiful... you are lucky to live near such a place.

secret agent mama said...

What a touching story for a beautiful photo! xoxo

DanaB said...

Talk about melting one's heart--what a wonderful thing to overhear between a daddy and his sons.

Beautiful, beautiful sunset shot!

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Bunny said...

That is beautiful. The photo and the boys.

javacurls said...

What a beautiful story!

FireMom said...

Mmmnice! Happy Love Thursday!

wonton said...

What a fantastic way to start my day! Good morning, Mr. Sun. Thank you for the lovely picture and post.

Ms. S said...

How wonderful to have been a secret, silent observer of their joy and then taking that joy with you and then passing it along to all of us reading your blog who will hopefully pass it along.... Really wonderful.

Maddy said...

It would go very well with the King's Singers 'New Day.'
Best wishes

sperlygirl said...

beautiful sunset - but what a wonderful story! thanks for sharing it.

Maggie said...

That lovely story is the perfect compliment to that gorgeous sunset shot!

Phyllis Sommer said...

oh, that's just beautiful. the picture and the words...thank you!

Golightly said...

What a gorgeous shot and a wonderful daddy moment to go along with it. I agree, it's what I love about being so close to the ocean,too. The sunsets have been fantastic the last few days! I haven't wanted to change the picture in my Out the Kitchen Window" project because of that!

Today was another one only my camera battery died.

Thanks for sharing the beauty.

Sheri said...

um, tripping out a little at the coincidence of coming across your sunset post tonight (because my sunset post). maybe it's just a good time for sunsets in california. or maybe its far deeper than that. :)

Stacy said...

Tracey, that is such a gorgeous shot. You are definitely blessed to be able to see and capture these beautiful moments. I love that story, too. Very sweet. :)

bleeding espresso said...

What a fabulous story! I love thanking the sun for the day--I'll have to remember that ;)

Great photo too, of course!

Shalet said...

Great story Tracy! Tonight I'll thank the sun as it sets behind the mountains. Happy late Love Thursday!

Mandaroo said...

what a precious moment you got to witness, and a beautiful image to go along with it.

HLB said...

Thank you for sharing! For all the shiny toys that we've managed to produce, nature still pulls off the best shows on earth. :)

(And sometimes it's good to give nature some marketing as well, it's so easy to take it for granted. Thank you!)