Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Mount Tabor sunsets

A sunset is a beckoning. A call. A gesture toward a mystery we cannot conceive. Just a few of the fabulous events I have beheld from the top of Mount Tabor. In chronological order.

February 8, 2010
On this day, up until the moment I beheld this sunset, my mind was occupied with thoughts of Sarah Palin.  She melted away when I saw that bright orange scar of light silhouetting Council Crest.

January 25, 2011
Cold and dry on this day.  The clouds seemed to spiral out from the sun.  An infinitesimal fractal of the Milky Way, spiraling out from the chaos of the Galactic Center.  President Obama was finishing up his State of the Union address on this day.
September 27, 2011
I wrote a little post about this sunset.  A farewell to summer:  Sunset eulogy.

October 3, 2011
This sunset was the perfect antidote to appalling revelations about Rick Perry from Texas.

December 2, 2011

Although Governor Kitzhaber spared the life of the murderer Gary Haugen, it is certain that Haugen will never see a sunset like this one.  I wonder, could a creature like Haugen be immune to it?  I doubt it.

March 22, 2012
On this day, the sunset underwent an amazing transformation.

March 22, 2012
This is the same sunset a few minutes later.

Watching a sunset, one can sense a wisdom underlying the foundations of human reality.  We can't conceive it.  Solace comes from simply knowing that it is there.

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