Cannon Beach is an amazing place. My son insisted that we get there in time to watch the sunset. We raced through dinner, piled into the car and drove the short distance to Haystack Rock.
I must say the entire beach is breathtaking. The beauty of the rolling waves and the rock formation as peaks against the sky can only be experienced by seeing it in person.
I couldn’t help but notice that as darkness was drawing near, there was a long line of photographers setting up by the edge of the water. It was a cloudy evening and they were hoping to get that “Perfect” sunset shot.
If you looked closely you could see a bit of pink in the sky. It was nothing near the magnificent sunsets you see on a clear day. The color went away and everyone started to pack up his or her camera equipment. I could see the disappointment on their faces.
As we were getting into the car, I mentioned to my son that it wasn’t a great night to see the sunset.
“What if there is no such thing as a perfect sunset?” he asked. “It’s impossible to plan for that perfect moment or sunset.”
Our time at Cannon beach was amazing. We didn’t care that the sunset was hidden behind the clouds. We laughed, danced and dipped our toes in the water. We made a not so perfect sunset the ideal moment.
If you are always waiting for that perfect “sunset,” it may never happen.
Enjoy the moment as perfection may never come.