Better…

The sun sets on another day…

Sunset was vibrant and stunning as the sun went through the clouds and sprayed colors across the sky. I was amazed at the details of the setting sun and the glowing clouds surrounding it.

As I sat on the beach watching the sunset I heard a voice somewhere next to me. I was on a small dune enjoying the sunset and thinking about a million stupid things and saw no one, so I stood and look around. I got barked at as a woman and her dog were about 30 feet from me.

“It doesn’t get better than this,” she yelled at me again and took a drag on whatever she was smoking or vaping. I yelled that I agreed and sat down again to watch the sunset.

The thoughts rung in my mind, “It doesn’t get better than this”. I considered several times and noted, yes, it does, but who cares, right? I was watching a fantastic sunset on a dune with grass blowing and colors everywhere, but there is better. We can always push for a little more. It is that drive for a little better or a little more that makes us human. Sure, I was enjoying the time and it was good, but later I wrote and laughed, and tried to do more. Perhaps not better, but not settling.

Confusing huh? When it all gets so good maybe we should just say, “Yep, it doesn’t get better” and stop, or maybe just maybe we should keep striving for more each day, or at least getting to the same place. Who knows. All I know is I keep trying to be the best I can be as I can, and enjoying every day with all the power I can muster.

So as the sun sets on another day, maybe it doesn’t get better than this, but I will hem my way around to see what is there, looking for the next mountain, the next sunset, and the next words. If you want to haw around in a good place, great, but look to the skies and know that there might be better out there and you can find it, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and what a sunset…