sunset_blogIn a few days I’ll have drank from this fountain of life for 50 years. I have had friend after friend tell me how important it is that I celebrate by having a “Blow Out,” a big party.

I’ve opted for a different method of celebrating, something more reflective and representative of who I am. I’ve given a lot of thought to this. I’m sure of what I’d like to do to acknowledge my 50th year. I’m going to get up early on the morning of June 2nd. I’m going to sit quietly in the desert and watch, no savor, the sun rising. In the evening I’m going to do the same by appreciating the sun setting.

My life has been an existence of constant motion and activity. How often do we sit and simply enjoy the brilliance that surrounds us? I can’t think of anything I’d rather do to celebrate half a century of living than to sit quietly and witness one of life’s true miracles.

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