Picture of the month - March 2013

Final Sunset - Der letzte Sonnenuntergang

Flag English Final Sunset
German flag Der letzte Sonnenuntergang

It is an ambiguos image title for this time. The picture shows the last sunset in the course of our most recent Denmark vacation - an emotional highlight in a location I feel bound to. Saying good-bye to something beloved is so hard - maybe the most intense emotion in life.

Someone who loved the rough Danish North Sea coast as much as I did was my father, who injected his deep emotions for land and people into my heart. It was Denmark's west coast, where we often enough enjoyed some of the best of our days together with the whole family.

This image is devoted to him - my loving father, mentor, example, friend and Denmark devotee, who saw his Final Sunset recently - I hope, he now found his eternal coastline. It is so painful to take leave in deep mourning, but somewhere in time the sun will rise again and we will meet and walk along those sandy beaches together.

Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free!
I follow the plan God laid for me.
I saw His face, I heard His call,
I took His hand and left it all...

I could not stay another day,
To love, to laugh, to work or play;
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
And if my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.

A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss...
Ah yes, these things I, too, shall miss.
My life's been full, I've savoured much:
Good times, good friends, a loved-one's touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief—
Don't shorten yours with undue grief.
Be not burdened with tears of sorrow,
Enjoy the sunshine of the morrow.

Irish Blessing


Final Sunset - Der letzte Sonnenuntergang

Honor your memories,
your Mr. Mooseman !