IS IT SO SMALL A THING TO HAVE ENJOYED THE SUN?
Submitted: February 20, 2012
Stayed: January 2012
English essayist Matthew Arnold asked the question I asked myself aroound 5PM everyday as I stood on the balcony, "Is it so small a thing to have enjoyed the sun?" I have made sunset watching my vocation. I have seen sunsets in Maine, in Thailand, in England. But none of them--not a one--can rival the grandeur and ebullience of a Summerhouse sunset. We sleep, but the loom of life never stops and the pattern which was weaving when the sun went down is weaving when it comes up tomorrow (H. Beecher). This immaculate, generous apartment was my promised land. The balcony my chance to touch the universe. I am reminded again of the joy of living a life of thankfulness. Peace is seeing a sunset, and knowing who to thank. My time in this gift of an apartment has changed my life. Among recurrent and seductive life demands I found time to sit a while and think. My soul was refreshed. My friend, you will never find a better place to see a sunset. You will never find a more enervative ocean walk. You will never find a more gracious, viable community than your neighbors and friends in this Quixotic paradise. My winter is over, but I will never be the same. I will always remember the cornucopia of life's blessings that was bestowed on me. Thank you!
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