Snarky Behavior

10 Seconds of Solitude

March 27, 2008 · Leave a Comment

I’ve heard people say that New York city is the loneliest city in America because you’re constantly surrounded by strangers.  I definitely get lost in my own mind from time to time, especially when stalking the drudgery that is my commute from class to work and back.

Today though, there was a moment on the train when I closed my eyes, and everything was pitch black, and I could hear the sound of waves crashing on the sand in the dark of night.  It was transcendentally vivid, and reminded me of intense memories… my first kiss at summer camp in Catalina, sleeping cheek to cheek in our sleeping bags; the summer of 2000 when we’d drive down to little Corona del Mar, drinking Jack Daniels and howling at the moonless sky; the night in Guantanamo when we pulled over our RV to lay in the middle of  desolate and eroded asphalt road and stare at the stars while little crabs waddled by on their way to the beach.

I’m not usually one to mediate, as I’m constantly plugged into my iPod or reading some magazine or blog post.  So to find such vivid clarity so quickly, with so little concentrated effort, was a pleasant surprise.

Just thought I’d share.

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