Peaceful Sunset

It is not every day that I notice the setting of the sun. When the day is ending, I am filling my moments with tasks: helping my children with homework, doing household chores, following the weekly routine that never wavers from day to day. Time passes and, before I know it, night time is peering in through my windows.

When on holiday, however, you take the time to slow down and to notice the natural changes that occur everyday. You notice the twilight and, if you are inclined to, you settle down and watch the sun set in the sky. On our last holiday to Mauritius, we took the time to sit down on the beach and watch the setting sun change the colours in the sky.

Sunset on a Mauritian Beach. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012
Sunset on a Mauritian Beach. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

It was a moment of peaceful tranquillity  The surroundings were quiet except for the sound of the water coming up on the beach. The salted air wrapped itself around me and I breathed in deeply. The peace buried itself into my soul and I felt myself sinking into the harmony of nature. The colours, the gentle noise of nature, the scents, all conspired to bring to me a sense of peace. It is this peace that we often crave when the busy lives we lead becomes unbearable. And it is this sense of peace that sustains me until I am able to experience another.

Where was the last place that you experienced a sense of peace?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

(This post was inspired by Jake and his stunning graphics. The prompt for this week’s challenge is: peaceful.)

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28 thoughts on “Peaceful Sunset

  1. I was just settling to pull some photos together for Jake, Colline, and as usual, my Reader comes up first, so I am immediately distracted, first by Nicole at ThirdEyeMom, and then by yourself. Bewitching sunset. Back to work! (nice work, though)

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  2. What a peaceful setting. What a great question! I always feel at peace while writing…so I guess this peaceful place is right here…and within while writing, reflecting within, letting everything fall away and concentrating…like meditation.

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    1. It is, isn’t it? You are forced to empty your mind of rambling thoughts; and focus on what you wish to impart with others. Like any creative medium, it does tend to bring a sense of tranquillity to your mind. It does help me, though, when I am writing surrounded by silence 🙂

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