Monday, March 06, 2006


Some of the most beautiful artwork can be seen in nature. And often it appears at the least expected moment.

On a plane ride home to St. Louis from Florida, I glanced out the window and saw the most amazing sunset I have ever seen. As we soared high above the clouds, a deep neon red orb blazed upon the horizon. Hot pink and orange streaks stretched out from each side and a crisp line separated the frothy gray clouds from the wondrous spectacle painted across the sky.

Too quickly, the bright globe of light sank beneath the gray line and disappeared. A new stretch of warm and gentle pink smeared across the western skies, but only for a while. Then darkness came.

If not for the witness of the passenger at my right, I'd have thought it was a dream.

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