As dawn lightens, blow out the candle. Dawn is in your eyes now.
Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, Persian Sufi mystic (1207-1273)
River valley is the highlight of my work-a-day commute. I have fond memories of a childhood trip to the big city when my dad kept the kids occupied for a time with a ride on the subway. The experience of traveling through tunnels was fun but being held aloft by the bridge's see-through iron trusses was awesome. That child's excitement still flutters in this old heart. While I no longer kneel on the seat with my nose to the glass, each time the train exits the tunnel and the vista opens up I do pause and savor the moment.