Red Sky at Night, Sailors' Delight by kgolab

Red Sky at Night, Sailors' Delight

Rituals, traditions and sayings handed down through family are some of the things I treasure most.

Tonight as I walked out of my home to lock up the animals for their safety overnight, I was greeted by this beautiful red sky.

Immediately I heard my mother’s voice in my head saying “Red sky at night, Sailors' delight”. This moment of connection to her, brought so much love and joy to my heart. It swiftly reminded me of a time and space, where the place was different, but the view much the same. I know I live on the land, and that really, the version of “ Red Sky at night, Shepherds delight” these days might be more fitting. However the link to my ancestors who’s lives were forever connected to the sea, means my Mum’s version still resonates strongly with me. It reminds me of my Grandparents and Great Grandparents, now all passed over. It strengthens my ties with how I belong and where I fit in. It brings a sense of peace to know that other treasured family members have spoken the same words and knew the same message, as it has been passed down from one generation to another. It connects me to Mother Earth and provides knowledge of her next move, the elements she will be displaying in the morn to come.

It gives me comfort, makes me take notice and appreciate the little things in life, for these are the big things. The things that I am most grateful for, the things that I never wish to forget or take for granted.

Today I am grateful for the reminder that loved one’s live on in our heart. That all I have to do is slow down, take notice and I will be reminded of their company, the simple ways they positively impacted my life and the love they shared.
Lovely color and tones in your sky! Things others have said who are now gone are truly a comfort - especially in dark times. =)
January 3rd, 2021  
Beautiful colors and silhouettes
January 3rd, 2021  
Lovely story and beautiful shot; your words reminded me of my grandmothers sister who was full of sayings and proverbs and on New Year’s Eve, I had a similar experience as you describe. My husband popped a bottle of champagne and I said : Auntie Lijda would say “ well, you won’t hear THAT in church” and it made me smile...she was a fervent churchgoer, by the way 😉
January 3rd, 2021  
Love reading your narrative. Beautiful shot of the gorgeous colors in the sky.
January 3rd, 2021  
Beautifully captured and beautifully written.
January 3rd, 2021  
wondrful image....we say..red in the evening...good weather, hopefully
January 3rd, 2021  
Gorgeous capture and colour.
January 3rd, 2021  
Wonderful capture of that gorgeous sky
January 3rd, 2021  
Beautiful - in my area we say a red sunset means a windy day the next day.
January 3rd, 2021  
Beautiful sunset capture. Love to read your narratives Keren .Here we say Red sky at night Shepherds delight.
January 3rd, 2021  
A rich red sky image with a beautiful narrative. Lovely.
January 3rd, 2021  
Beautiful deep colours.Fav🙂
January 3rd, 2021  
beautiful
January 3rd, 2021  
That really is a wonderful picture - and so nice that it brought such positive memories with it. :)
January 3rd, 2021  
A beautiful sky and lovely reflections in the words.
January 3rd, 2021  
gorgeous sky!
January 3rd, 2021  
Beautiful capture... lovely sentiments for your family memories.
January 3rd, 2021  
Great shot of this beautiful sky.
January 3rd, 2021  
Beautiful
January 3rd, 2021  
Gorgeous fiery sky.
January 3rd, 2021  
Great sunset !
January 4th, 2021  
What a gorgeous sky but most of all what beautifully expressed thoughts of remembrance.
January 4th, 2021  
Beautiful sky and the lovely sentiment expressed.
January 4th, 2021  
So beautiful!
January 4th, 2021  
Gorgeous.
January 4th, 2021  
Beautiful deep red sky. Great shot.
January 4th, 2021  
Glorious!
January 4th, 2021  
Thank you for your thoughts and narrative. Great shot too.
January 4th, 2021  
Beautiful thoughts shared with this lovely evening sky.
January 4th, 2021  
A fantastic red sky - fav!

Ian
January 4th, 2021  
You write so beautifully. Thank you for sharing this.
January 5th, 2021  
Beautiful capture and I love your narrative!
January 7th, 2021  
Love it! Fab fav!
January 16th, 2021  
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