“Nature's first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf's a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day, Nothing gold can stay.” -Robert Frost I have always loved the book The Outsiders by S.E Hinton. I recently found it hiding on my shelf and I just finished rereading it. I still love it as much as I did the first time I read it so many years ago. This poem has always been one of my favorite parts of the book. It means that nothing good can last forever (or in Johnny and Ponyboy’s case- innocence), which is very true. You have to take the good of life with the bad. Once you realize that some moments are fleeting and precious, you’ll learn to appreciate them even more. Us humans take life for granted at times even though we shouldn’t. Today is here, but tomorrow might not be. Everything can change in a second. This sunset during the 12 Hours of Sebring reminds me of this poem because sunsets don’t last long. If you don’t pay attention you’ll miss them and not even realize how gorgeous they can be. (Side note S.E Hinton wrote The Outsiders when she was only 16) . . . . #sebringinternationalraceway#sebring12hr#imsa#imsaweathertech#florida#fieldtrip#beautifulsunset#sunsetracing#motorsports#mobil1#advancedautoparts#motorsportsphotography#sportsphotography#golden#nothinggoldcanstay#theoutsiders#ponyboycurtis
I’m normally pretty inconsistent in my sharing on social media, and I hide behind the idea that only people desperate for attention share their whole lives in order to justify that. As it turns out, I’m just as desperate for attention as everybody, and I’m not better than anyone because I choose not to post as often. I recognize many of you may find joy in my posts if I choose to share more of my thoughts or photos, and that is an idea I can get behind totally. I also recognize that I’ve already exceeded my monthly social media quota, but I’m going to take this opportunity to show some of the things I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing so far this year. I hope they bring you as much joy as they did me.