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Day 112: Across the Baltic

August 5th, 2011 2 comments

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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