OPACAROPHILE: Lover of Sunset

OPACAROPHILE: Lover of Sunset

by Stephen Giango

Over a hundred miles away from home, in the middle of the city that is full of hustle and bustle, it has been my devotion to cherish and fall in love in sunset each and every time I set eyes at its dingy, red and frosty appearance. I have come to a realization that it is always the little things that have been overlooked by the many. When witnessing twilight, other things would often occur to us contemplating how the twists and turns of life overwhelms us then forget to allow ourselves to truly take in the tranquility of the sun as it sets. Every time I witness a sunset, I never forget to capture each moment of it as I marvel how it becomes dynamic due to the various shades of yellow, blue and red while the sun rays stunningly goes through different cloud formations. Seeing the nightfall keeps me at peace, it calms the raging storm in me and it always gives me hope. It makes me and probably just anyone stop in their trajectories and let themselves get lost in the magical creation set before their eyes. It slows down time and as for me, it’s a quick form of meditation as seeing sunset clears my mind from all the fuss that’s been going on around.

Moreover, it reminds me despite how far I am from my loved ones, knowing that we are seeing the same sky and witnessing the same sun either it rises or it sets, it would always feel like home. It is my only escape from reality and while being caught at it, nothing else matters aside from the connection of this natural occurrence. In this adulthood stage, I’ve learned that life is just like sunset. No one accurately knows what a day may bring or what the future holds but one thing is for sure, whatever happens during our day to day experiences may it be good or bad – it shall pass. At the end of the day, just like a sunset, every day we have been reminded that there’s always good in the bad and we just need to see the glass half full.

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