(this is a lousy photo, but use your imagination please)
Bentley and I drove home from Jackson heading into the hot afternoon sun. As the afternoon progressed the sun moved to glaring in my eyes. Bentley was catching the brunt of it in the passenger seat, so I let him crawl across the console and lay somewhat uncomfortably across my lap. I was relieved when we turned south and the sun shifted to the side.
Then the Master Painter delighted us with a soft, gentle sunset. Light colors that zigzagged across the sky reminding me of icing drizzled across a cookie. The colors and patterns slowly changed as we drove, a soothing change from the afternoon. I stopped at the rest stop in Hill County as the sun was setting. Just below the darkness there was a final glow of layers of brilliant colors. As I watched them fade I thought that it was almost like the sun said, “ok, you’ve put up with me enough today so I’m giving you one last gorgeous burst of color to enjoy before I let the darkness take over”.
I drove the next 4 hours surrounded with a peaceful feeling, not minding the dark at all, just feeling in touch with the night and the day past. .