Wednesday, October 5, 2016

fire in the sky


sunday night
sitting at the kitchen table
writing
an essay on the
T R I N I T Y
{surprisingly difficult}

perched on my chair
pancakes
{such a traitor}
cooking on the
stove

mom points out the window
to the sky
that is turning
p i n k

the trees block
all
but a bit
of the fire
in the sky

we go outside
trying to get
a clear photo

still the trees
are in the way
blocking all but a bit
of the fire
in the sky

we decide to try
for a better view
maybe the next
street
over

better hurry

the fire's fading

i    r u n
{yes run, a rarity}
up the hill
down the street

flip flops smacking the pavement
they were the first shoes i could find
the october air is beautifully brisk
i breathe it in
the chill filling my lungs
my mint gum only makes it colder

i keep running
trying to reach it
God's painting
that will quickly turn to black
i wonder how many people
have done what i'm doing now
running down the road
to see the fire
in the sky

i turn to a busy road
{don't get  h i t}
and there it is
the fire in the sky

i try to take a picture
but it's hard
simultaneously trying to
take a photo
and cross the road

my photo turned out
to be nothing
compared to the painting
standing before me
as i look up
from the curb

but maybe
that's what's
m a g i c a l
about
it

how it's so beautiful
for such a short time
and then
it's
g o n e

a car comes up
and i jump in
my mother behind the wheel

we drive down the road
but it's no use
the elusive painting has disappeared
like it was never there

but i know it was there
and i smile to myself
as we drive home
because i know
that the sky will be painted again
and i will chase it
once more

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just a bit of a ramble inspired by a sunday night adventure. i can't quite decide if i love or i hate this, but the blog is in desperate need of new content so we're going to go with it. 

52 comments:

  1. I just love sunsets, lately they have been beautiful. Rather like this post <33 So much love

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    1. The sunsets lately have been gorgeous. Abby, you are too sweet. Thank you <3

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  2. *raises hand* I have TOTALLY done that before!! Sunsets are the best. Also, sunrises. Those are breathtaking. ♥

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    1. Sunsets and sunrises are just so beautiful. I love them so much. ♥

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  3. what can I say? I desperately love this and want to melt into a puddle of...idek what but girl can I take lessons from you???

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    1. :''''') um I believe that I should be the one taking lessons from YOU!

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  4. love love love

    + sometimes it's okay to be a traitor ;) to the good side!

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    1. ♥ ♥ ♥

      I guess every now and then, it has to happen;)

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  5. I love this poem!!!! Referring to the sky as an "elusive painting" and "yes run, a rarity" were my favorite parts 💓💓

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    1. Oh my goodness, thank you so much. ♥♥♥♥♥ That means so much.

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  6. Can't tell you how much I love this poem. Wow. It really touched my heart in a familiar and lovely way- I am also a sunset chaser.

    -T.
    x

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    1. Tane, this truly means so much to me. I admire you so much. Here's to the sunset chasers. ♥

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  7. Such a beautiful poem. Honestly my love for sunsets can definitely make me do this. Keep it up hun.

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    Joanny :)

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  8. SAME! Sunsets are the best. It's so great how they appear so often, but every time we stop and see one, it's like we've never seen it before. It's such an awesome reminder that God's always looking out for us.

    Have a great rest of your week, Grace Anne! I love this post so much! :)

    With love and all joy,
    Allie D.
    www.alliesblogdesigns.blogspot.com
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    1. They're so beautiful, and they're all so different. I love sunsets so much. <3

      Thank you, Allie! I hope you have a wonderful week as well!

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  9. Same here! I love sunsets, but they're just not the same on a camera! Even so, this was beautiful. <3

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    1. They really never can be captured as beautifully on camera. It's sad, but I guess that's what's special about them. ♥ Thank you so much, Emily!

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  10. That was beautiful! I get this feeling so much! So many of God's masterpieces are impossible to capture!
    -Mikayla-

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    1. They really are!! They're just so beautiful:)

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  11. Awww this is so beautiful! In photography I always wish everyone could just be there instead of seeing my picture because it's to beautiful to capture! :) Beautiful.
    Ellie R.
    www.uniquelyyou1.blogspot.com

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    1. I always wish the same thing!! It's so fun trying to capture everything ♥

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  12. EUIWYFKJSLAD WHAT HOW CAN YOU WITNESS A SUNSET AND THEN MAKE IT INTO THIS HEART-PUNCHING POEM AND SLAUGHTER ME WITH IT??? ASDFGHJKL HOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW <3 this is incredible and wow ogmgnslkdj owchhhh :'''')

    "but maybe
    that's what's
    m a g i c a l
    about
    it

    how it's so beautiful
    for such a short time
    and then
    it's
    g o n e"


    ^^^ that
    just bask in that
    you wrote that
    omg
    amazing <3

    love,
    abbiee

    p.s. i forgive you for eating pancakes :''''')

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    1. ABBIE OH MY GOODNESS I AM FLAILING :'''''') ♥♥♥♥♥ YOU ARE JUST FAR TOO KIND TO ME I CANNOT HANDLE IT. :') sosososososososososoooooo much love for you. ♥

      still trying to forgive myself on that one;) :')

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  13. The is gorgeous!! OMGOSH!!! LOVE YOU!!<3<3<3

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    1. ohmigoodness YOU ARE SO SWEET! ♥ I LOVE YOUUUU!!!!!

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  14. I

    LITERALLY

    LOVE

    THIS.

    AHHHHH SUNSET CHASERS FOR LIFFEEEE

    Be glad you posted this :) Made us happy.

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    1. FOREVERRRRR. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

      Aaliyah this comment legit made my day I love you so much. :''') ♥

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  15. ASDFGHJKL GRACE ANNE I AM SO TOTALLY WOWED BY THIS.

    I did the same thing once. My neighbors thought I was crazy, but I didn't care. It's so surreal, isn't it?

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    1. :'''') MARY SHELLEY YOU'RE GONNA MAKE ME CRYYYYY. ♥♥♥♥♥

      It really is. It's such an incredible feeling. ♥

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  16. IM< CRYINGASKDJFLSKDJFLSKDJFLSDKJFDLSKJFDS. LIKE THIS HIT ME SO DEEP DOWN INSIDE.
    IT LITERALLY FEELS LIKE MY LIFE. LIKE I HAVE DEFINITELY, DEFINITELY RUN DOWN THE ROAD IN FLIPFLOPS TRYING TO SEE THE SUNSET AS IT FADES. AND MAN. THIS IS JUST. IT. I DON'T EVEN KNOW YOU YOU'RE TOO GOOD. (jk ur my bff) THIS IS SO REAL <333333
    ps so so sorry ive been so absent on here ************tears

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    1. :'''''') OH MY GOSH LIVVVVVV I'M JUST CRYING RIGHT NOW OH MY GOSH AEOIFHAOHAHG.
      I KNEW THAT YOU WOULD RELATE TO THIS ONE BC YOU ARE THE QUEEN OF SUNSET PICS :') I LOVE YOU SO MUCH MY FELLOW SUNSET SISTER <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3
      p.s. don't you apologize lovely <3

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  17. THIS. I love chasing the sunset and you described it so beautifully and it was everything. Loved it.
    Anne x

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  18. That was a beautiful description of God's thoughtfulness and handiwork! Sunsets are so wonderful, and I think the fact that they only last a couple of minutes makes them even more precious. Keep chasing sunsets, girl! You're an inspiration. xx

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    1. I really do love how short they are! It's sad to see them fade, but it's so beautiful knowing there's always another one. :) Thank you so much for your kind words, Jessica! They mean the world xx

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  19. THIS IS SO ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL <3 sunrises and sunsets are my absolute favorite thing of ever.

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    1. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL! <3 Ahhhh I love them so much:)

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  20. Fire in the sky-such a perfect description. <3

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  21. I JUST LOVE THIS. do this "new" stuff more ;)

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    1. OH MY THANK YOU! :') I think that I just might;)

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  22. This is so so so beautiful <3 <3 <3

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  23. All the sunsets have been so beautiful lately!

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  24. Yes yes YES to fire in the sky!
    L O V E .

    Randy Abby
    WAKE ME UP Blog

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    1. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
      you are too kind xx

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  25. I ADORE how authentic and real this is -- blurry photos and missed sunsets and all! You are wonderful. :)

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    1. :') Thank you so much Olivia, my goodness. YOU are wonderful ♥

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