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Saturday Morning

An empty lake on the Boston Green.

An empty lake on the Boston Green.

As a college student I sometimes forget that there is an entire non-college world out there.

Saturday morning while walking to a beach barbeque I saw something that reminded me that another world existed.

People by themselves, were sitting in their cars facing the ocean in the morning. Some were eating while looking out at the waves, others sleeping, some were elderly couples either reading or sleeping. In each case there was silence, stillness a tinge of sadness. I felt that this was not a unique activity for any of them, rather a weekly or daily ritual of looking off into the waves, either to the horizon or the islands beyond.

There are many worlds out there that I just don’t know about.

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