A Sunset Prayer…


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Everyone gets to enjoy a limited number of sunsets. Even someone on his way to a drive-by shooting may take in the wonder of sunlight exploding on the horizon. If only the brilliance of a day’s end could pacify the anger and hate that lead to violence.

The significance of this photo: a murder/robbery occurred near this area. I was part of the jury selection process–I was eventually dismissed. Listening to the judge explain the
“facts” was sobering.  Two gunmen were already in prison. This trial concerned the man who drove the getaway vehicle.

We live somewhere between the nerve gassing of Syrians and the estimated 93 Americans killed by guns each day.  A sunset as a photo opp does nothing, but the sanctity of each passing day as symbolized by the setting of the sun provides hope for those who want it.

 

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