The Best Ever!

Nearly every day,
often more than once,
I stand outside
with my camera
pointed at the sky.

I’m taking photos
of everything
I possibly can.

Sometimes there’s
so much beauty,
I need two cameras!

And at least once
every time,
but probably
a hundred times,
my whole heart
is filled with awe
and whispers,
or says out loud
and sometimes
This is The Best Ever!

I can only imagine
how many times
I’ve written, said,
shared, thought
some variation of…

…this is amazing,
insane, crazy,
gorgeous, ridiculous,
amazing, stellar,
wild, perfect,

There has never
been a better
cloud grouping
sky glow


Maybe I’ve said that
as many times
as there are stars!

All of my friends
most of my acquaintances
and plenty of strangers
have heard this from me, too
because they all need to know.

I try to water it down
just a little
so they don’t
stop believing me,

so I’ll say
This is
“one of”
The Best Ever…

but it’s my little secret
how many are included
in that group called
“The Best Ever”.

A few times
I’ve thought
I’m going to stay in
and work,
hang out,
or be inside somewhere
doing other things,
because I was, after all,
just out there
with my camera pointing up
at another sky that was
The Best Ever.

If it’s all grey
Or conversely,
when there’s not a cloud
to be seen anywhere,
I’ll look out and try
my very best to convince me
to do something else
because surely it won’t be
The Best Ever

And that moon?
Well, every month,
he does the same thing
doesn’t he.
He wanes and waxes,
goes half and full
and starts over as new.

I try to believe
I’ve already captured
The Best Ever moon, too.

But I know better,
because when I look through
all the photos I have
of sunsets, sunrises,
moonsets and moonrises,
cloud groups,
sky glows, and storms,

I clearly see
no matter what time of day
or what was in the sky

every single moment
was completely unique

just like every single moment
of my life.

So whenever I
try to tell myself
just stay in,
I go out.

And it’s always
the right thing to do
because tonight’s sunset
and just now,
the moonrise?

once again, it was
The Best Ever!

~ 2014.03.20

I would have posted The Best Ever here, but you can see the problem with that, right!?

Instead, you can see some of my sky photos on Instagram:
or on Facebook

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9 Responses to The Best Ever!

  1. Morine says:

    I am running out of superlatives to describe your “best ever” photos. But, you’re right. They are all unique. “Best ever” is subjective, anyway. And the choice of “best ever” changes with one’s mood or a critical eye or just a feeling it evokes. So you’ll have to settle for me describing them as “some of” your best ever. It’s a bigass group of images, that’s for sure.

    • cjromb says:

      Haha, It IS a bigass group of images, isn’t it!? Snicker. I’ve had such an amazing time doing this…

      When I was writing the new piece – Being Present – at o’dark thirty this morning, I realized yet another reason why I love the sky photography…it’s the moments of the day I am most easily able to be truly present to.

      Thank you, dear friend. You’re one of The Best Ever !

  2. Paul Carroll says:

    Good morning, Siege (you pick time of day).

    I really like this one, it hits home…

    maybe the best ever. 🙂

    – Paul

    • cjromb says:

      Awww, thank you! 🙂 I’ve seen even BETTER sunrises and sunsets since I wrote this. Maybe the Best Ever, eh?

      Thanx for reading, and taking the time to comment.

  3. Steven says:

    Nice CJ. I like it now I’ve got to check out those pics.

    • cjromb says:

      So didja? Didja look at the photos? Cuz I’ve got a lot of the Best Ever! 🙂 What a wonderful part of my life, you reading and hanging out here and there with me online. One of these days, I wanna meet you and your wife!!

  4. Rick says:

    Sometimes recursion is good. Infinite, not so. Thoughtful post.

    • cjromb says:

      I really like seeing you back here again, Rick. I always liked your comments. I could tell you really read and thought about it. Thank you. It means a lot to me.

  5. Steven says:

    Yes I looked. Yes I saw the best ever several times! Yes someday.

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