Sunset Smiles

I wonder will they keep it up when they return from vacation – their willingness, that is, to take a few minutes at the end of their day to appreciate something as simple as the sunset.

It’s Friday night, and vacationers will be leaving tomorrow.

Couples walk hand in hand, holding onto their final moments in “paradise.” Children run and scream in the foaming surf. Families take posed pictures, reminders for tomorrow of the good times, smiles all around.

A sunset lasts only a few minutes, but its beauty is a strong reminder of endings that rival any beginnings. For a moment, if you close your eyes, the space between beginnings and endings can disappear and you realize for an instant, they are actually one and the same.

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