The Power of a Sunset

“Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn.”

  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Five months have passed since my two kids moved to Colorado from California. One to a university to get his degree in art and animation and the other for “a change.” I miss them- a lot.

We keep in touch with FaceTime, text, and phone calls but what I really like are when one of them shares their world with me in a photograph. I feel closer to them.

Something about a moment in time that is captured with the photograph then sent to me, so I can see the object too, makes me feel like we are sharing this one moment together.

The power in this simple act amazes me. The gesture swells my heart.

My mind went to a line in an Emerson poet which I texted to my son. We discussed the new year, new challenges and hopes. 

Across the miles we had meaningful discussion, all because of one sunset that he captured.

Colorado Sunset-by Nicolas Frazier

Denver, Colorado Sunset-by Nicolas Frazier



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7 replies

  1. Beautiful sunset to match a proud mother’s meaningful thoughts transformed into sensitive words. Thank you for sharing, dear Mona.

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  2. Man, that sunset is beautiful. I too know the feeling of receiving a photo from my child in another city. It feels different than a message without a photo…just as you stated.

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  3. gotta be tough when kids move away. Colorado is a cool joint…thanks for sharing some great shots!

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  4. Juan, it is and Colorado is cool to visit. Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. What a beautiful sunset! So glad you get to keep in touch and share hopes & dreams.

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