Monday, February 9, 2009

Gratitude Monday - The Sunset at the End of the World

Sailing into the sunset on our way from the Falklands to Argentina.


I am grateful to have seen this sight.
I loved being on the open ocean. It was broad and empty and quiet. Such places let one expand in mind and provide the room to think and grow.
Rushing humanity with its attendant quest for constant contact is rendered moot and seen for what it is, fundamentally absurd.
It is a simple sunset at the bottom of the world, and it is incomparable.

14 comments:

the Bag Lady said...

I LOVE this picture, and the attendant prose.

Thank you for sharing your pictures of your trip - I am grateful that you went and grateful that you returned safely!

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks so much, df Bag Lady.

Tom Rooney said...

That is one of those photos that you can hear the lapping of the water against the boat, but all else is quiet. What a great moment Leah.

Leah J. Utas said...

Why, Tom, thanks so much.

Reb said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Reb. It really was.

Hilary said...

That image is like a dream come true. I can almost feel the fading warmth. Lovely!

Leah J. Utas said...

What a lovely way to put it. Thank you, Hilary.

Thomma Lyn said...

What a lovely photo, and what you wrote is so beautiful and wise.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thank you so very much, Thomma Lyn.

Frank Baron said...

Lovely shot and sentiment.

Leah J. Utas said...

Very kind of you, Frank.

Saint Patrick said...

Well taken photo. I heard that it is very cold there.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thank y ou. The bottom of the world is cool in all senses of the term, Saint Patrick.