"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."
You might recognize this quote from a certain movie character named Ferris Beuller. However, in its simplicity, I find more than simply a quote. I find in it great wisdom; a way, perhaps, to live one's life.
I am currently guilty of letting my life move fast. Admittedly, I don't feel that my life has taken this turn out of some choice of my own. Rather, a set of circumstances and certain choices have brought me to this point. If your mind works theoretically (and/or linguistically), that same statement could be said of many things.
However, life has a wonderful way of sending little reminders to slow down, and to enjoy the moment. In this case, the message to me was: Phil, you work really hard, you're taking classes, and you have all sorts of responsibilities. That's life pal. So while you're at it, step back, take a deep breath, and enjoy this sunset.
And enjoy it I did. So much so that I attempted to capture it with my camera phone. Sadly, the photos you see below do not do justice to the phenomenon I witnessed. The way the sun played on the clouds, coloring them pinkish orangish reddish yellowish was breathtaking. I know that when I need to be reminded of this, all I must do is step outside.
But the pictures remind me of that feeling of unceasing wonder, and one can never have enough of that.