It was a stunning sunset last night. I’m not sure this photograph does it justice. As we sat on the grass and watched it my mind wandered. My partner would have loved this. She loved a good sunset. Since she left us every spectacular sunset takes me to a really sad and lonely place. I felt the cold pangs of sadness start to take hold. My son’s mind was clearly somewhere else.
“Dad where is the sun”
Slightly puzzled I replied that it was just behind those houses.
“Can we officially say that the last sun rays have gone now”
Now completely shaken from my sad thoughts and wondering where this was going, I said probably.
“Do you think Dracula would have liked a good sunset”
Slightly lost for words, all I could splutter out was what do you think.
“I think he would have liked a good sunset but a good sunrise would have scared the pants off him. Dad do you think Dracula ever washed his pants” and with that said he stood up and went inside.
So now I eagerly wait another sunset. Will my mind again wander to a sad lonely place or will it from now on take me to Transylvania and thoughts of Dracula’s pants.