Chasing Sunsets

“Bursts of gold on lavender melting into saffron.” – Sue Monk Kidd

Nasugbu, Batangas, Philippines
    I’ve never liked running, much less chasing but chasing sunsets is an entirely different thing. Sunsets are reminders that no matter how difficult and tiring your day has been, it will always end with something beautiful… that you will always have time to reset, learn from your mistakes and make your tomorrows more beautiful than your yesterdays.

     Hence, I always find myself chasing sunsets, looking for them in almost all places I’ve been to… may it be in the city, covered by skyscrapers and bursting lights; or in the comfort of my own home, hiding behind our tall plants; or in the beach, where I can appreciate it most, where the sky touches the sea displaying a wonderful play of colors, in pinks, lavenders, blues, and golds, where any person who watches the spectacular display are left in awe of the beautiful painting in the heavens.

San Juan, La Union, Philippines

      But what do sunsets depict? What does it make one feel? What makes it worth one’s time? More than the harmony of colors, the sunset, along with the sunrise, also termed as photography clichés, do more than just satisfy the hunger for beauty of the watcher’s eyes. They also make one feel light and happy, like an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city even if it’s just for a couple of minutes. They make one want to explore the world more because the sunset and the sunrise makes one realize just how beautiful and amazing this world were living in is. 

     Because more than the lush and picturesque display, there is more to thesunset than  meets the eye… it’s that emotional high, the excess but necessary endorphins, and the realization that life is indeed worth living.

Photos taken by yours truly. Head on over to my Instagram (@kristakrizelle) for more photos of sunsets, seas, and everything I see beautiful. ♥️