The Counterfeit Sunset
I ran away to the beach and hugged my knees up to my legs like I used to do on my family's old homestead in Wyoming when I was a child. I stared off at the sunset, thinking of all I was losing as it fell into the earth again. I was losing love, a friend, someone to hold me through the longest nights. I shivered, as the dark neared. Only a few more moments, and I would all be all alone. I hung my head and surrendered to God, praying for peace, as the cool night air raised the hairs on my neck.
Then an odd thing happened. The sun started going back up into the sky, instead of falling down. The sun's warmth put the hairs back down on my neck. I started gaining love, friends, someone to be with me through the longest of nights. As I let go of my legs and let them fall to the sand, I felt peace.
Only a few more moments, and I would realize I was never alone.
All this time I thought I was watching a sunset, I was watching a sunrise.