One’s Sunset Years

10365772_10152481376539205_7604224337570576642_nDSCN7803When most people hear or use this idiom, I suspect they think of fading light and how it reflects fading life.  I can see that and have read and enjoyed some beautiful poetry which reflect those thoughts. I can also see that at sunset we may reflect on the day that has passed, and so sunset years could be a time for reflection.  But if we take that approach then we risk ‘Sunset Years’ becoming more of an euphemism than idiom.

Sunset in Olhão

Sunset in Olhão

I want it to remain an idiom, because sunsets can be the most glorious part of the day.

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