Friday, March 23, 2012

you're all kinds of beautiful as you end my day

[day twenty-eight: your sunset]

this post is really hard for me to write for some reason. i've been staring at the screen for close to an hour, and... nothing. maybe it's because it's been a while since i've actually noticed and paid attention to a sunset? or maybe it's just that sunsets used to appear so prominently in my writing that everything i write now seems trite and cliched? i don't know.

one of my favorite things to do in the summer is to sit on the rocks along the corniche and watch the sun set over the red sea. it's been far too long since i've been able to do it, though. it seems like these days no one wants to just go and sit and watch the waves roll in and out and feel the ocean spray. they'd rather go out to dinner or sit at home in the air conditioning and watch tv. or they're content to just drive by it in their cars and consider it seen (which is what happens when my sister and i practically beg our cousin to take us). it's sad.

sunsets also remind me of books. of gone with the wind, the outsiders (though i suppose sunrise would be better fitting for this one), and every story that has ever ended with the hero and heroine riding off into the sunset. because sunsets apparently hide happy endings in their midst.

*Sunsets and Car Crashes - The Spill Canvas


  1. anonymous hippopotamusMarch 23, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    that's my favorite thing too!!!! watching the sky change until it suddenly blends into the ocean and you can barely see the line that separates them. *sigh* I miss doing that.. and if i did it now it would not be peaceful or relaxing...i probably wouldn;t even notice it because i'd be to busy trying to catch omar and stop him from falling off the rocks. :D

  2. oh god i can just see omar walking straight off the rocks and into the sea. if we're all there in the summer, i say we take anisah, ditch the kids, and have a husband drive us there where we'll sit for hours and then pick us up.

  3. anonymous hippopotamusMarch 24, 2012 at 8:38 PM

    OMG THAT SOUNDS AMAZING!!! but i don't think we'll be there this summer :( we won't be heading back until end of August beginning of September.

  4. anonymous hippopotamusMarch 25, 2012 at 7:36 AM

    NOOOOOOO YOU FAILED! you missed Saturday's post :( I kept checking and rechecking last night...but it never got posted...and now its Sunday morning and no Saturday post *tear*