My favorite time to take pictures is when the colors painting the sky start to melt together towards the setting sun. Everything is illuminated in this delicate glow and the world is quiet for one still moment. I have always loved this part of the day, especially when I have a lot on my mind. If I take a deep breath and look around me, it’s like I am a little kid again, riding my bike down the sidewalk and picking flowers along the way. Sometimes when walking home, I like to take the long way so I can slow down and admire everything around me. I have spent my entire life walking the same streets and moments like these always bring me back to my youth.
The lyric I chose to use to accompany this feeling is from “Youth” by Shawn Mendes and Khalid. The song’s message on the power of youth and its impact on society spoke to me when I first listened to it. I have learned that it’s the moments that define our youthfulness that need to be cherished.