There is something magical about sunsets — an air of tranquillity and a certain calmness that soothes the soul. Just like the rising sun is a window of new opportunity, the sun going down provides a much needed closure to the day and lends itself to an evening of welcome unwinding. In a nutshell, regardless of what we make of our days, it is just how Nature has designed.
Sunsets have always inspired artists and enthusiasts alike. From a child to a connoisseur, it has always held the beholder spellbound. While waking up at the break of dawn may not be up everyone’s alley, sunsets offer greater vistas for the consideration of one and all. If embracing the rising sun is about drawing fresh energy, being drawn to a sunset has an almost spiritual connect to it. Indeed, blessed are those, who can take out time to take in the beauty of nature. Hollywood actress Jennifer Garner is on cue with her inspiration: “My mother is a big believer in being responsible for your own happiness. She always talked about finding joy in small moments and insisted that we stop and take in the beauty of an ordinary day. When I stop the car to make my kids really see a sunset, I hear my mother’s voice and smile.”
Even more famously, Mahatma Gandhi, felt grateful. Said he, “When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the Creator.” Presenting glimpses from a few sites across Doha!
— Text by Kamran Rehmat, photos by Jayan Orma
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