Secret sunset

You'll have to walk - there's barely a path - but don't worry, it's not far, and it is worth it. The route isn't clear, but it is intuitive; look inside for the way, and head towards the dying light. Take a torch, your courage too; you'll need them both. Through the trees to the clearing, the path is hidden behind the lime grove. It drops away, quickly, out of sight. Watch your footing and use the ropes to help you. As the light fades listen to your heart not your head. Down the craggy steps to the dark shore, and wait...

It's just you now, and the rocks and the sand and the ocean and the clouds and the sky and the sun and the whole wide world in the glory of its golden hour.

Fifty years young and just begun.


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