One of my favorite things to do this time of year... going for walks at night.
I see the water the whole way.
I see the silhouette of trees dark against the sky.
I see birds flying and leaves moving in the breeze.
I see the first stars coming out, the sky is so clear.
I don't see any cars.
I smell the trees and damp grass.
I smell the salt water of the bay.
I smell the air and it feels clean.
I don't smell pollution or smog.
I feel the cool wind on my face.
I feel the ground solid below me.
I feel my dogs walking close to me, watching out.
Amidst all this beauty around me, tonight my heart hurts and I don't know why.
Life can be so strange.