First Light, Last Light

Each morning is marked by the appearance of the sun over the horizon. As it steadily climbs out of the darkness of the preceding night, it radiates warmth—providing all living things with energy. It has signified birth and renewal to humankind since as far back as we know and without it there would be no life at all. When rising in its silent and stately manner it carries with it all the possibilities of a new day.

As its light becomes brighter, we continue ahead on our personal journeys. We take on challenges, surmount obstacles, and try reach our goals to the best of our abilities until the fiery orb has completed its voyage through the sky. As it disappears once again, sinking into the abyss of blackness, it urges us to reflect on how we spent the time. Did we use it wisely? Did we do what we wanted to do? Did we move forward?

Like each day, no sunrise or sunset is exactly the same as another. Catching the brightening hues of a new day’s dawn fills us with motivation for the journey ahead and charting the mesmerizing gradations of colour that lead to twilight is a thoroughly satisfying way to cap off a hard day of adventuring.

Several hot-air balloons flying at sunrise over the silhouetted temples of Bagan.
The pink, blue, purple, and orange pastel shades of an Andean mountain sunset.

Several silhouetted palm trees highlighted by a dramatic orange sunset at the bay of Chetumal, Mexico.
A beautiful but apocalyptic sunset over river and mountains.

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Disclaimer – A Note on Ownership and Copyright:

The photographs featured in this post were all taken by the creator of Escape & Adventure during his continuing wanderings. Consent is required from the creator and founder of Escape & Adventure before any of the images for which he owns copyright can be reproduced in any form. All the literary work contained in this post is the intellectual property of the creator of Escape & Adventure. Consent is required before any of the literary work can be reproduced in any form.

Additional Disclaimer – COVID-19 Pandemic:

While the world continues to be impacted by the highly contagious COVID-19 virus travel is not advised. Despite our love of escapism and adventure, health and safety must come first. None of the content in this post is intended to contradict the rules and advice put in place by the relevant authorities to protect citizens from contracting and/or spreading COVID-19 or other diseases. Escape & Adventure accepts no liability for sickness, injury, or death resulting from anyone failing to take necessary precautions to protect themselves and others.


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