I happened to stop by the Palace of Fine Arts after running some errands, right around the beautiful hour. Lots of people were milling about, shooting pics with their phones and cameras, probably hundreds of shots every minute.
I decided to just stop and take in the incredible sky, framed by the palace. Over the course of maybe 5-10 minutes, the clouds slowly promenaded across the huge canvas, the light shifting from red to purple to magenta to gold. My breathing slowed and my mind emptied.
I say that it was "stunning," but no one else seemed to be as stunned as me at the display. Folks were too busy snapping selfies and posting to their walls and then rushing off to the next thing. I wished I could just get them to stop and absorb it all for a minute. Just 60 seconds of silent appreciation.
I felt so happy that I had decided to rest in the midst of my running around and appreciate the beautiful sky, something I almost never take the time to do.
I wish for you all beautiful skies, and the time and the patience to bear witness to the wonder of it all.
[cc-licensed image: "sunrise colors palace of fine arts" by David Yu]