A sunset to me is the equivalent to a perfectly formed snowflake landing on your shelve in the winter.
Tonight I sneaked out (yes a grown adult can sneak out of her own home) with instructions from my man to watch the sunset as it was the first night in a while there was a clear enough sky to see one. I threw on my trainers and quietly, to not disturb my daughter who if she sees me leave a room, she goes into fall tantrum and cries like I just took away all her toys and favourite foods, and walked down to Levant Mine which is right on the coast line.
Walking down this is what I saw.
I can't tell you enough how many time in these last couple of years I have watched a sun set but it's been many and it's strange because before I moved to Cornwall I spent years only ever watching the sun set behind houses or trees, always wishing I could just see this once and now it's a part of my home.
I saw my first sunset on Nick and I's second date, he didn't know it was a dream of mine, so he was shocked when my eyes welled and I started to hyperventilate with excitement not believing I was actually seeing a sunset for the first time with the man I was falling in love with.
The strange thing is and this is where I believe things happen for a reason, two months before this second date, two months before I even knew Nick existed, I had missed out on a sunset, I had missed out on it by 40 minutes. It wasn't the right time to see it then but with Nick it was and ever since then, every sunset feels like the first one. It ignites a fire in my chest that burns and fills me with so much warmth I could live off that feeling alone.
I would get sad watching a sun disappear in front of my eyes, I would get sad that the warmth it gives will be gone but I never do because I know that somewhere it rises for someone else and it will set for someone else, hopefully giving them the same feeling. I am not sad because I know it will rise in front of me again.
What I love about the sun setting is how quickly it happens the second it hits that line of the ocean surface and how from that second it descends at a pace that if you blink you could miss it.
The sun set at exactly 08:52pm 10/08/15. It fell leaving only a red glow behind it. I could and watch a sunset all day long so I hope I never get bored or tired of them because they are one of many things that make me love my home. That makes me feel lucky to be living in this beautiful coastal part of the country.
I'm glad I saw the sunset tonight as today is the 10th, Mia has been in our lives for 11 months and in one month exactly she will become one and with everything else in my life, who I'm with, what I see and the people I love who get to see it with me, I am blessed.