Sunday, November 19, 2006

A magazine called sunset.

There's a magazine, a tape machine, that's everything.

One of my favorite things to do is strap on the ol' iPod, hit shuffle and go walking. No destination, no route in mind, no expectations. Inevitably things begin synching up. Often in ways where you wonder if that little player knows something you don't. I used to do it all the time in NYC but it's way better when you're somewhere you don't live. Ideally you're even seeing things you've never seen before. That's what happened today.

I took not one but two fantastic walks today on the beach. "Clark Gable" by the Postal Service came up first and it went from there. Then the Decemberists' "California One" came on as I sat for a minute to take it all in. There were other golden moments but I was just enjoying them and don't remember them just now. But it was amazing. I walked way north and back and then returned later this afternoon to take some pictures. Apparently the theme of this set was "lines and curves."

The coolest thing was during those precious few minutes when the sun was actually descending below the horizon everyone seemed to stop, if for just a minute, to take it in. I love that.

To quote American Beauty, "when you see something like that, it's like God is looking right at you, just for a second. And if you're careful, you can look right back."



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