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Photo Journal/ Travel Theme: Sunset

It is with excitement that I join the Travel Theme this week on Sunsets as hosted by Ailsa from Where’s my Backpack? While we do have quite a few photographs of the sunset in our collection, I thought of sharing the sunset photographs taken by my husband while we were in Bintan Lagoon, Indonesia three years back. I called these photographs “fire in the sky.” We’re a little late into Ailsa’s party, but I hope that these pictures would still create a sense of peace as they did to me. Happy Sunday Morning to everyone!

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”
― Rabindranath TagoreStray Birds

“Twilight fell: The sky turned to a light, dusky purple littered with tiny silver stars.”
― J.K. Rowling

“Dusk is just an illusion because the sun is either above the horizon or below it. And that means that day and night are linked in a way that few things are there cannot be one without the other yet they cannot exist at the same time. How would it feel I remember wondering to be always together yet forever apart?”
― Nicholas SparksThe Notebook

“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.” 
― George R.R. Martin

“A large drop of sun lingered on the horizon and then dripped over and was gone, and the sky was brilliant over the spot where it had gone, and a torn cloud, like a bloody rag, hung over the spot of its going. And dusk crept over the sky from the eastern horizon, and darkness crept over the land from the east.” 
― John SteinbeckThe Grapes of Wrath

The sand on the bottom is whiter than chalk,
The air is heady, like wine,
And the rosy body of the pines
Is naked in the sunset hour.

And the sunset itself on such waves of ether
That I just can’t comprehend
Whether it is the end of the day, the end of the world,
Or the mystery of mysteries in me again.” 
― Anna Akhmatova, The Complete Poems

Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

4 comments on “Photo Journal/ Travel Theme: Sunset

  1. The pictures are AWESOME!

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  2. stunning images

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  3. What a fantastic series of sunsets, Myra, these are beautiful. xxx Ailsa

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