During Sunsets for Kate I have invited others to share a sunset story. This post is from Sarah who has Usher syndrome.
Sarah from Michigan, United States
Where and when was the sunset taken?
This photo was taken in September 2011. I was on my way home from photographing an event in Grand Rapids. I’d been running around like a crazy person with my camera for hours (and for some stupid reason, I was wearing heels. WHY DID I DO THAT?). And then on the drive home, it was like the sky was on FIRE. I had to pull off the highway to get a photograph of it.
Sunsets like this don’t happen every day.
Why were you inspired to capture this moment?
I am fascinated by the sky.
It’s amazing and it’s beautiful and it’s so much bigger than any of us can comprehend … and in some moments it can completely take my breath away.
(As I type this, it’s January and I’m working from home because of icy roads – so not everything she does is pretty.)
Like me, you have Usher syndrome. Do you mind me asking what you will miss if you can no longer see?
What fills me with the most sadness is not seeing the faces of the people I love … or that my daughters could have children who I won’t be able to see.
And finally, you and I have not yet met. If we could meet and share a sunset drink anywhere in the world, where would that be? Wish as if anything is possible.
You never know, a sunset fairy may just grant us this sunset wish!
I want so badly to go to Spain – it’s my dream trip. I’m woefully undertraveled – I’ve never even left the states. I see these photos of fields of sunflowers in Andalusia and think to myself, “I want to be THERE.” So, since we’re in Spain, the obvious answer is Sangria … but I don’t like Sangria … so I’m going to say Paloma (even though those are more like Mexico than Spain … I’m sure the sunset fairy won’t mind.)
Oh but Sarah, you have not had a Sangria IN Spain! We’ll have both. Let’s go to Spain for the Sangria, AND Mexico for the Paloma. The sunset fairy could not possibly say no to you and I.
Thank you to Sarah for taking time to guest post for me. I truly do hope to meet Sarah one day, anywhere. She is such a beautiful girl and I love that she is my ‘ask for a friend’ go-to-girl on Twitter when I need backup convincing Mr Haerr (from guest post #04) of whatever it is I am failing at convincing him at the time. He could not possibly say no to Sarah and I either.
Keep smiling beautiful Sarah. xx