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Sunset at Santa Barbara

In by Chris on January 17, 2011 at 1:21 am

The sunset over the Pacific turns the western half of the sky orange, a brilliant demonstration that earth’s overarching beauty still engulfs horizons un-engulfable by the most technological jetliners. But perhaps the most beautiful part of this sunset, looking out from the sea cliffs here at Santa Barbara, are the electric clusters of yellow and blue lights out in the rippling expanse of the ocean, the oil drilling platforms that even at nightfall slurp dark liquid from the fractured rocks far below the blazing orange waves. They are a constellation in the sunset, an outline of portent, beautiful and distant.

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