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Day 112: Across the Baltic

August 5th, 2011

I spent several hours of last night alone under the stars, on the Baltic Sea. I was accompanied only by the drone of the diesel propulsion engine on the ferry that was taking my train across the water separating Sweden and Germany. I don’t know where all the other 200+ passengers were for the few hours I spent on the top deck, but I was content to be there by myself in the dark.

I was on a train that was more than half-filled with university kids on summer holiday and it was accented by the smell of beer and piss around the train toilets. But for a couple hours, on the top deck of the ferry, I didn’t care. The stars were directing a magical performance with the last rays of the sun, receding city lights, and ship’s orchestra engine… and they were playing a show just for me.

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Revel in your time alone. Remember who you are, where you’ve been, and where you’re going.

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  1. August 5th, 2011 at 01:15 | #1

    I’ve never heard of a train going on a ferry! That’s quite amazing to me!

  2. from SD
    August 7th, 2011 at 08:19 | #2

    Sandy, I’ve remembered who I am, I know and I am fully aware of where I’ve been, and now I see the path where I am going.
    It took me a long time to reach this point.
    I made many mistakes and I have been through many ups and downs in my life.
    But, I think you will reach the point much faster than you think.

    If you see stars and think about the entire universe, you may then realize that you are a part of it.

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