I used to watch sunsets every night from the same spot for a year and a half. That becomes a scientific study as much as anything. You learn about time, color and the movement of the sun over seasons. That daily ritual removes some of the metaphorical meaning from sunsets. It signifies that you have made it through another day. But this is not a negative, or even a fatalistic thought. If things are going well in your life, made it through another one is a happy feeling. “Wow, I got to spend another day with the ones I love and doing what I enjoy.” Another way to think about the sunset is that as the heat and the light dissipate from the air around you, the stresses of the day also dissolve. Ultimately, it helps prepare you for a new day.