We should all watch the sunset more often. It only happens once a day, unless you happen to be on an airplane headed West at the right time. Sunsets are a beautiful reminder that tomorrow indeed is another day. It’s like the spinning wheel on your laptop that says “shutting down”, a second before the screen goes dark.
I have made a habit of watching the sun set over the ocean whenever I can. And even if you don’t have an ocean handy, you should do the same. We live our lives in increments of minutes or even seconds these days, with notifications alerting us about incoming email the instant it is sent. It’s no secret that our society is looking for ways to slow down.
All I’m saying is that watching the sun disappear behind the horizon can help us put everything into perspective – and maybe remind us to go home and charge our phones over night.
Text and photography by Mike Zwahlen.
Mike Zwahlen works for Google and moonlights as a writer and photographer. He is the co-founder and Creative Director of Elusive Magazine and lives in Los Angeles, California.