Sunset description

17 Apr

Flames ignite the sky. They slowly descend, and float – ethereal. They move like a large amoeba and begin to lap the mountain tops.

The flames are a person drawing nearer and bearing down. A powerful and peaceful presence. In the distance the clouds are heavy and three dimensional – they are a solid body extending massively.

Behind the peaks a brilliant orange light pierces through, like a hand clearing away the flaming clouds. The sun lowers and the peaks sleepily darken.

The blanket of clouds turn midnight blue and are lined by an orange cuff, happily taking leave. A misty dark blue begins to settle over the entire scene and soon waxes into a dreamy, nebulous painted landscape.

Neither my words, nor a picture accurately capture the true magnificence of the departure of the sun.

April 17, 2012

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