I just want to say that I truly do love my life. I am so fortunate to have a great deal of freedom and flexibility in my work, allowing me to pick and choose when to work, and when to live life.

This afternoon I found myself not far from the beach as the sun began to set shortly before four o’clock. I was about to drive back to the studio and work when I decided to forego that in order to go to the beach and watch the sunset instead.

I’ve written about that before of course, it’s no secret to anyone who knows me that this is one of my most treasured ways to watch time go by. This evenings sunset was deeply atmospheric. The usually quiet beach was completely deserted and the cold crisp air was motionless allowing me to hear the seagulls chatter in the distance.

I sat on the hood of my car and lit one of the cigars I have in my car specifically for moments such as these. I don’t smoke ordinarily, but these are what I call ‘cigar moments’, where you allow time to wash over you slowly, bathing in each passing minute as if in a warm relaxing bath, simply enjoy the moment for what it is.

A plane traced its way across the sky heading over the Irish Sea, Ireland and out toward the vast stretch of Atlantic Ocean. I gave it a little wave and said “Have a good trip… no, have a great trip.”

And as the sun disappeared with the biting cold snapping at its heals, I wandered back to the warmth of my car enjoying the last few wisps of smoke from my cigar. I would continue the day having just seen what could have been a secret sunset, revealed to me, the only person on the beach at that moment.


A little movie I made after watching a sunset one evening
Another movie of similarly caught moments by me