Today’s daily prompt is about time standing still. Time seems to be going faster and faster with each passing year. But there is a certain time of day in the summer when it feels as if time pauses ever so slightly. It is in the early evening, after 5 o’clock and before sunset. The breeze is perfect, the clouds are moving and the shadows are long. Whenever possible, I stop what I’m doing at that time and sit outside. I watch nature, the children in the neighborhood, my kids. Each night brings a different sunset depending on the weather and the colors can range from relaxing gray to popping hot pink. As if my sitting there will prolong time, I stay on my chair until it’s dark and the mountain air has brought a chill. Everyone has gone inside and I’m being summoned too but for that time I breathe in the air of a new night and imagine that time is standing still.
Here is a very short time lapse video:
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