As I sit here planted under this tree watching the shadows lengthen and my sunset fade- My feelings fade with it. Their intensity is muted by the breeze slipping through the trees. I watch my sunset change from pinks to purples to deep dusky blues that create black silhouettes of the trees. I patiently wait for Orion to spread its blanket of stars over the sky- Enveloping me in darkest midnight blue pierced by the stars. I wait for the last bird to chirp, the last of the light to fade to velvet darkness. I am calm and at peace now.
~Charlotte Greer Slater