The joys of Nature

The joys of Nature – and life – are often about simple moments. A simple moment, courtesy of San Miguel Island… How often do we stand outside and watch darkness fall? Not often enough…

That evening I ate lasagna from a bag and watched the world go dark. The gloaming came on as discreetly as dawn had arrived. Nature feels no need to beat her chest. Twilight deepened, but a spectral glow remained. As it grew darker, the world lost the sharp edges of reality. In the distance, the mountain peaks of the mainland flattened. Close at hand, the coreopsis flowers dissolved so that lollipop bushes heavy with lemon drops could indeed exist. In the darkness, lovers become who you want them to be. At the very last the blackest sky bent down and kissed the earth. How often do we stand outside and watch darkness fall? Not often enough.