April 6, 2012

Im not afraid

Day 5: Ekphrasis Post. Go to flickr.com/explore and write a post inspired by the image. Can you link it to your health focus? Don’t forget to post the image!

This was a hard one for me.  At first I thought I was going to use up a skip day.  Then I thought maybe I would use one of the extra prompts I was sent.  But then I refreshed and this photo came up.  And I knew I couldn't pass this up. 

last light
Last Light by Suzi...Shmoo

As a little girl I used to sit on the beach and watch the sun setting over the horizon.  Beautiful splashes of color in the sky.  The colors blending with the rolling waves.  Back home the sunsets are breathtaking. I would beg the sun not to go.  Afraid and in tears because I knew that what was coming.  I always walked away angry.  No matter how beautiful the sunset was, I would not erase the darkness in my life. 

Somewhere between there and now, I have come to realize the beauty in the setting sun.  In something I used to find such sadness in, I now find comfort.  Sunsets here will never live up to the ones back home.  But they mean I have made it though another day.  I am alive.  And I am no longer afraid.

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