Sunsets & Starry Nights

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “We Built This City.”

I come from a small town in Mississippi where there seems to be nothing to do except for blow all of your money on shopping and waste time riding around. One of the things I really love about this town is the sunsets. I live for them. It might sound silly, but sometimes I even find myself in tears if I miss one. You can never really understand how beautiful a Flowood, Mississippi sunset is unless you experience it for yourself. There’s this special spot I go to watch them just by the water. It’s a dream, really, and you wish that you could just pause life right were it is and watch the sun set forever. It’s absolutely breath-taking. Watching sunsets makes me realize how beautiful life really is, and it leaves me standing in awe of all of God’s creations. Another thing I love about this city: the same spot where I watch the sun set, I go at night to look at the stars. It’s so much more captivating and lasts so much longer than the sunset does. Looking at the stars makes you realize how small you actually are. It makes me realize that all of my problems mean absolutely nothing. nothing at all. Compared to this universe, my problems are nothing. I wish that you could accurately capture these things with a camera, but it’s not that simple. I guess that’s kind of what makes me enjoy it so much. The memory is all yours. You cannot really capture it with a camera. You have a take a picture with your mind and file it there with all of your other memories of sunsets and star-filled nights. There’s nothing I can really dislike about this city. I am always traveling, but I never dread coming home; coming home is so refreshing and brings a smile to my face every time. It is absolutely beautiful here. Many people claim to hate it here, but they never really leave. They are always drawn back. No matter where I end up in this world, I will always come back because I know that I will be welcomed back with open arms by the sun and the stars. They are why I find joy in life. They are my reason to live.

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