The Sunsets in Our Lives

Dear Reader:

After the amazing Fall Harvest full moon Wednesday came the most beautiful sunset Thursday evening! It truly left me breathless-the oranges and yellows were almost blindly bewitching!

Sunsets bring back long-lost memories like a sunset I remember after a day trip with a young man I had a crush on at Erskine. I still remember a beautiful sunset ending a memorable day in my life.

Recently our class at Erskine had a big reunion but it coincided too close to our YaYa reunion-still memories of Erskine and the adorable little town of Due West linger within me.

Due West, SC

In the Fall Azalea magazine-Ellen Hyatt-a local gifted poet, writes a poem called Autumn Sunset. I love this phrase from it…

…Colors in the sky wow and awe. Yellow, bright but not blinding, patches of orange, wisps of pink, fevered red-sailors delight; a quiet layer of violet drifted in like a memory or a sigh.

So until tomorrow… don’t we all wonder at some point in our lives how many sunsets we will see before we start our last journey around the sun. It will never be enough.

Today is my favorite day-Winnie the Pooh

And speaking of beauty and shades of pink… encore azaleas, roses and sasanquas beyond beautiful-they must know it is pink breast cancer month.

***Mandy and the children had no school Friday so they came to enjoy the Scarecrows in the Square and a chance to pick out a pumpkin 🎃 to decorate-fun day …pictures coming soon!

About Becky Dingle

I was born a Tarheel but ended up a Sandlapper. My grandparents were cotton farmers in Laurens, South Carolina and it was in my grandmother’s house that my love of storytelling began beside an old Franklin stove. When I graduated from Laurens High School, I attended Erskine College (Due West of what?) and would later get my Masters Degree in Education/Social Studies from Charleston Southern. I am presently an adjunct professor/clinical supervisor at CSU and have also taught at the College of Charleston. For 28 years I taught Social Studies through storytelling. My philosophy matched Rudyard Kipling’s quote: “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Today I still spread this message through workshops and presentations throughout the state. The secret of success in teaching social studies is always in the story. I want to keep learning and being surprised by life…it is the greatest teacher. Like Kermit said, “When you’re green you grow, when you’re ripe you rot.”
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