We watched it.
Mesmerized by it’s glow. It’s charm.
Its seemingly languid way.
Of slipping away.
Until it was gone.
Kind of like it was teasing us with a childlike chant…
“now you see me, now you don’t”
The afterglow was proof enough that truly we hadn’t just imagined it.
It really had been there.
If we had blinked, we would have missed it.
We watched it slip behind the horizon, slip off the edge of our today.
A new thought washed over me.
We think of the setting sun as ours, the closing of but just one of our many days.
I, for the first time, realized…
that final slip, that closing…
…is not just ours.
It is now the beginning of something altogether new.
For someone else.
It is not just ours