i took a moment appreciate it, even snapped a picture on my phone, then got in my car.
as i was leaving research park, i noticed that everything about me was suddenly orange. i look to my left and saw what was probably the most beautiful sunset i have ever seen. we've all seen "beautiful sunsets" and have taken time to admire them. this was beyond that. this was a baroque sunset from the palace of versaille (this is seriously what it felt like this.) the clouds spread across the sky like a textured ceiling and the sunset covered them in brilliant fiery gold. they stretched as far as i could see across the texas landscape and everything was bathed in golden light for the moment.
that was it.
just a moment.
then the sky went back to being a just beautiful sunset and soon dusk settled in.
but for a few fleeting minutes, the sky was on fire with golden clouds.
and i saw it.
(this photo doesn't do it justice--not that photos ever do--but i stole it from my friend's facebook post because at least it was something.)
|photo by macey pendergast|