I just returned from a workout in the park, where I saw an astonishing sight. After hiking up and down the stone stairs by the pond for 40 minutes (and feeling peppy and strong while doing it), I sat on a bench to catch my breath and cool down. I dialed my iPod to the andante movement of Beethoven’s 6th symphony, and settled back to rest and enjoy the music. Suddenly I noticed the hundreds of water lily leaves in the pond swaying in a breeze, and instantly it seemed they were following the melody of the music. It was a lovely scene for a few moments – the beautiful sounds of the symphony blending perfectly with the graceful monements of the lily leaves.
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The sun came out this afternoon after two days of darkness and rain. I had lunch with a friend from school at a cafe overlooking the harbor, and it was fun to feel the fresh breeze and see the sunshine out on the water.