Desert Grace

I remember once hearing an old Polynesian saying, ‘The gods do not deduct from man’s allotted span the hours spent in fishing’.

I am certain that there also exists the same grace when taking the time to watch the sun fall through the changing colours of the darkening horizon into evening twilight.

For a time we watched that golden orb descend its own diameter every couple of minutes until it kissed the land, and slid gently beneath a desert sea.

We watched the twilight fade through orange, green then to a dim violet grey before making our way down onto the now starlit plain.

Photo: Robert Rath, ‘Desert Grace’, 1/160s f/16 ISO160 15mm

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