I was in the right place at the right moment the sun gave its dramatic exit behind the shoulder of Mount Apo, our country’s tallest and most majestic mountain, its crater illuminating a golden burst of halo.
As sunset slowly drew a blanket over blue skies, no contemplative thoughts came as I clicked away happily, just like people around me.
Miracles of nature always leave us in awe, breathless. Inspired. Silent. May you be inspired to start your day beautifully with hope and gratitude. I leave you with a fitting poem instead.
Each day is born with a sunrise
and ends in a sunset, the same way we
open our eyes to see the light,
and close them to hear the dark.
You have no control over
how your story begins or ends.
But by now, you should know that
all things have an ending.
Every spark returns to darkness.
Every sound returns to silence.
And every flower returns to sleep
with the earth.
The journey of the sun
and moon is predictable.
is your ultimate
― a poem by Suzy Kassem