We left for the long drive north mid afternoon. Bejeweled trees sparkled in the sunlight. We drove past fields of diamonds, the five of us playing trivia games and listening to marvelous stories from This American Life.
As the sun sank lower in the sky, a rainbow framed the sunset. Gradually, the sky turned from brilliant blue to inky black, the kind of dark you only get once you're away from the city. Venus hung low on the horizon, shining brightly like a beacon in the moonless sky, as it may have on this night some two thousand years ago.
"I pray my wish will come true
For my child and your child too
They'll see the day of glory
See the day when men of good will
Live in peace, live in peace again"
To all my friends - stop, look, listen, feel. You are surrounded by love and beauty. Take the time to let it in.