Tonight, I missed the sunset.
Well, that’s not entirely true. I did glance over toward the west as I drove my daughter to school for an event. The sun was low in the sky, hovering just above the horizon.
But then I had to make a left turn and the sun slid out of sight. I dropped off my daughter and headed to the pet store with Lola the Dog. She hasn’t had a bath since October and since I had an hour to kill before picking up my daughter, dog bath time it was.
After the bath, we headed back to the school and then I saw it.
(Just now, while checking to see if the moon was actually an official “Full Moon” tonight, I discovered that it was actually a “micromoon”, a smaller-appearing moon than usual because . . . of some scientific stuff.)
A check of social media, though, showed people posting photos of tonight’s moon. I tried, myself, to take a photo at a stoplight with my cell phone. (I deleted those blurry results.) It was a beautiful sight. I hope you looked up and saw it, if you could.
So I missed the sun setting but saw the moon rising as I drove east to pick up my daughter.
And now, in lieu of a conclusion, here’s the selfie my daughter took while I was driving instead of standing on the beach, waiting to watch the sun set.