Tuesday, 3 June 2008


I think sunset is one of the most beautiful scenes of the day. I love watching the sun set. However, watching the sun set always brings about a mixed bag of emotions. 

Firstly, I am awed by the beauty of the sunset.

Secondly, as the setting sun diminished over the horizon, I get a feeling of sadness for not being able to hold on to the spectacular scene, a sense of helplessness as I watched the sun go down.

Thirdly, sunset signifies the passing of another day – never to return, a day in our life lost forever – made sadder, if we realized that we had not made good use of the day.

I know - silly me! 

Of course, for some people, the sunset could mean that the day, however long or hard is finally over, and they can take comfort that they have make it through another day. They can rest their cares for the time being, till the dawn brings about another day with its new tidings.

Here’s a quote which states the true, sad fact of the setting sun!

"The sun inexorably rises and sets, and one day, for each of us, the sun will go down for the last time." - James Baldwin 

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