I thought it was just me, but then they mentioned it on the KTLA news the following morning! Following that, I saw a post from my friend Robin saying she had been blown away by the same sunset on her way home that night.
Okay, then. It wasn't just me.
Then I discovered that my friend and co-worker, Sabrina, had so loved that same sunset, she had taken photos of it, too! Hers turned out way better than mine:
All I can say is, Mother Earth is pretty incredible. As the poet Gerard Manley Hopkins once wrote, "The world is charged with the grandeur of God". I am also reminded of the Psalmist who wrote, "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth His handywork". (Psalms 19:1)
[I was trying to capture the sunset that night, too, but some lady got freaked out by my parking close to her in the dark with my lights on - she acosted me while I was concentrating on trying to take the picture and nearly scared me to death! (Sorry, lady! I didn't mean to frighten you, either!) Being an amateur photographer can be perilous.]
Nevertheless, I just had to share. I was so happy to have been able to see that sunset and know that it was seen and appreciated by so many people that evening.
In the superlative words of e.e. cummings:
i thank You God for most this amazing
day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes