My gaze is fixed on the horizon, as the sun disappears into the sea. The sunset is quite stunning tonight, setting the evening sky ablaze with vivid hues of orange and red and purple. Slowly the colors fade into night with the distant sparkle of countless stars in the heavens. The moment and the landscape are somehow timeless, connecting with something very deep in my soul. I can't help but wonder how many stood here on this lonely beach before me, considering the passing of time and their own mortality, and how many will stand here after I'm gone.