I can deal with the cold, I can deal with the snow and even the wind. I can deal with the absence of foliage and with the fog and rain, But I CAN NOT deal with the darkness that envelopes us in the midst of winter. It consumes everything. Most of all all our life force.
As the sun is slowly retreating on our evening sky, this means the imminent onset of the dark period in the North.
The golden disc was setting this past weekend on a cloudy sky, giving rise to a magnificent final sunset. Making the grey sky look as if on fire, its final rays once again created a light show that takes my breath away.
I was sitting there, watching it depart with a sense of melancholy, as it offered the final true sunset of this year. This was the last time for many months to come that I got the privilege to watch it set over a natural horizon. In a few days, the sun will have moved to my far left, towards the hills in the south, where it will stay for the rest of the fall season.
Once winter arrives, I will hardly see it at all.
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