Thursday, November 14, 2013
Sky Blue Pink
I should have been doing something productive, but instead I sat perched on the floor, watching the sun set. The sky was pink on the southern horizon and I just couldn't attend to anything but the beauty of that November sky. The silhouette of a bare tree, dotted with fat squirrel nests throughout its canopy, was my only obstruction from a complete view of that magnificent sky. My mom used to refer to "sky blue pink," as a tongue-in-cheek color description. I wonder if that phrase came about because of a sky like the one I was viewing. Sunsets are always beautiful, if we only take the time to enjoy them, but a late fall/winter sunset is especially beautiful, perhaps because I crave color in the midst of the starkness. Suddenly, I was jarred from my pink sky view and rose-colored glasses reverie when the alarm on our stove went off. Though a reminder of the realities of fixing dinner, I kept one eye on the brilliance of nature's sky pallette until the sun went down.