Twilight – The name has a certain magic ring about it.
It’s that short transition period of each day that divides the light of our day from the dark of the night.
Artists, poets and photographers down through the ages have been captivated by this period of our day and have made many attempts to express their understanding of its beauty and tranquility.
The sun slowly disappears over the horizon and the sky heralds our day has come to an end, the birds return to the security of their nests and our cities twinkle with light from generated power.
Often older people will refer to themselves as living in the twilight of their years. Maybe they are referring to themselves as being somewhere between their get-up-and-go years and their rest-in-the-afternoon years!
If we can find the time, twilight is a good time each day for us to try for a moment to find a quiet place, put aside the thoughts and worries of our day and marvel at the wonders of creation.
It also doesn’t hurt to be thankful for having survived another day.
I’m Peter Mack and that’s life.