Tonight, for no clear reason, I rode my bike to the Berkeley Marina. It was midnight, cold, yet strangely serene. As I stared out at the black water, I couldn’t help but notice the moon directly overhead.
What a beautiful night. The moon cast a glow across the water, and the gentle rippling of the waves made it seem like there was a stairway leading to the moon. A stairway to heaven (cue Led Zep guitar solo).
I just stood there, taking in the sight, thinking about my life, and trying hard not to shiver against the cold. I looked out toward the city, with its shining lights, and turned my head to see the bridge connecting the two places.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, the image of the Marina tonight is going to stick with me for quite some time. It represents a moment of calm and bliss in our hectic lives, a break to enjoy the beautiful things we miss going through everyday motions.
In short, it makes me stop and savor the symphony of life.
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