Dusk is the new black it seems.
Since moving down to the coast to create a bit of space the late 'look at the sea' has been my regular evening escape, with oft times a quick dip as well.
A visit to the gym has been supplanted by a surf, something I cannot complain about, and with that betwixt hour comes the light.
Sitting in the lineup in the darkening, the sights I see, the sights I see. The clear air and the south westerly aspect, facing the fronts, grants an anticipation of what is to come, the next day or more often the next hour as a black wall creeps then roars from the horizon to me, or simply a blast of light erupts as the sun clears the cloud banks. The world just lights up, a shiver of warmth to break the chill before the light fades, the shore beckons.
More often than not I don't have the camera, it not being of the waterproof variety, so the view from the drink is missed, which is sad as so often what a view it is.
The other thing about dusk being the new black is too often lately dusk has been my point of view.
I had a friend point out to me the other day that I am not the happy chappy I used to be, and I tend to gripe about the finances a little too often.
Let's just say putting your life on the line to change it, getting into the arts as opposed to the commercial arts and timing it to coincide with the Big Crunch has done us no favours. Hero to zero. Combine that with a couple of kids full of potential but intent on testing the boundaries of what should not be done, and perhaps going a couple of miles past that and you have a happy man made very grumpy.
Now since most of what we create comes from our point of view, I've decided to change mine. My good mate Richie, one of three good mates named Richie, points out often enough, '...what is the glass? Half full or half empty?"
From the risks some great things have happened, some epic projects and absolutely incredible people to work with.
So today it's half full, the sun is shining, my kids are healthy, my wife still loves me, mad fool that she is, and I discover the other day The Reef is touring east coast Australia next year.
I may go for a little surf in the little waves later, but now, though it is Sunday and Fathers Day, I've got some work to do.
Pics: Dusks, and the surf from last week. It was rather good.