Reflections – Sunrise, sunset

 Having a natural start and end to each day in the form of the sunrise and sunset is something we might just take for granted.

 After all, few of us probably structure our day around these two events, farmers being a possible exception.

If we do think at all about the sunrise, this time of the day is often associated with a fresh beginning. It can portray a sense of hopefulness regarding the new day stretched out before us.

Sunsets, however, are easier to bring to mind. Indeed, advertising campaigns regularly feature them as backdrops for a variety of products. The end of the working day gives rise to ‘playtime’, and so forth.

Like many, I love jogging early in the morning and being out in time to see the sunrise is an added bonus to this already enjoyable activity. Sunsets, on the contrary, seldom impact on me. One or two come to mind merely because they have been observed in memorable locations.

Whilst it may be difficult to live aligned to the sunrise and sunset, the words of Goethe reflect the value of today as we proceed with our busy schedules: “Nothing is worth more than this day.”

Thanks for reading this today. As ever, if you’d like to share your thoughts on the issues raised here, please leave a comment below. In the meantime, thanks again.



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