Grapefruit Sunset

31 Jul

The sun is teasing us; it is 9PM but she (for the sun is definitely a ‘she’ today) is still far from the horizon. In the summer, she likes to stay out later in this part of the world.

Windows rolled down, I breathe in the smell of the river, the dusty ground and the car fumes. Music fills my ears and my heart, and I sing out loud. The others pass around warm wine, and laughter echoes in the car despite the language barriers.

It doesn’t take much to make me fall in love with life: sunshine, music and good company.

By the time we get home the sun is grapefruit red and has spilt her colours around the sky. She is setting gracefully and sends a warm smile my way.

“I will only sleep for five hours today,” she says “but it has definitely been worth staying up to watch you kids have fun.”

Sweet dreams sweet sun.

5 Responses to “Grapefruit Sunset”

  1. pattisj 31/07/2012 at 17:03 #

    Wow, this is so colorful!

    • l0ve0utl0ud 04/08/2012 at 13:55 #

      The sky was definitely breathtaking colourful that evening!

  2. Jacqueline 01/08/2012 at 02:16 #

    What a lovely post–especially love the photo! It completely captures the essence of a summer’s night. I also really enjoyed personifying the sun as a woman, gently looking over us and enjoying our fun!

    • l0ve0utl0ud 04/08/2012 at 13:55 #

      Thank you! The sun was an extremely beautiful lady that evening!

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