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I almost didn't go. I had just returned home, taken off my shoes and jacket. While putting away bits of food I looked out the window. The sky didn't look that interesting at that moment. There were few clouds, no colour, the sun was still fairly high. And I thought that I would simply leave it for today. I could sit and maybe relax, turn on the fire, check messages since I've been out all day.
Yet as I sat down something kept .... poking at me really .... I think it was my head that said stay home but something else knew better. Ultimately I went back into the kitchen and wondered .... Deciding ultimately to go put my boots back on, put on a jacket, grab my camera. Checking the time of sunset it seemed like there was just a good enough amount of time to walk down towards the water and reach there in enough time to see what was going on.
Part of my resistance, to be honest, was that It seems as if, in the past 2 years, I have photographed from that same spot over and over and over. I have literally hundreds of photographs of the setting sun. What more could it say to me, I wondered. Knowing that of those hundreds of photographs that exist they are all different, that's why I keep taking them.
Wandering through the park I noticed that there were flowers starting to bloom. I stopped and took some photos of early Tulips, little tiny ones. And wandered closer and closer to the edge of the water ....
With that sense in mind of not just continuing to take the same photograph again and again I used a slightly different route ending up a little bit more south than I normally am. It's not an ideal place to walk in this day and age, a little bit too close to the American border, but I walked over towards the shore along that route. And there noticed in the lawn, the tiniest most beautiful little Daisies.
The Sun had dropped so the angle was starting to create a golden yellow light. The Universe knew, knew better than I did, why the notion that going to the same spot would render the same result was wrong. Because everything continually keeps moving. Seasons move, the Sun moves. This is the beauty of the Earth. And I know this. I know that it is for me to see what is there today, what is there now, in this moment. How can elements align to create beauty right now .... ?
It's an interesting perspective to see the world eye level to those Daisies, these miniature Daisies centimeters high .... Without the camera I wouldn't have done that. The camera invites me to see from different angles, to see in different ways. Even things that are present so often that in most times we walk right by them .... ....
It was a beautiful quiet moment. Sacred. To see the Sun setting while the flowers grow. Their faces turned towards the light and the small amount of warmth that comes from the February Sun ....
At a certain spot it's as if the dipping becomes faster .... And at the same time the movement seems almost imperceptible until you notice the horizon and the Sun have connected .... This is my signal that it's time to go because the park will be closing. Before I go I walk north a little bit towards my usual spot before heading back home and notice that indeed there are no Daisies growing there .... ....
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