A wad of cigarette smoke welcomes me as I step out into the evening. I shrug off the feeling of unease as I make my way towards the center of the people-filled rooftop.
"Just for a bit", I thought. I hold my breath, and turn instead to the scenery that surrounds me. In the night sky, the moon hung tacitly, engulfing the earth in a majestic blanket of light, illuminating the clouds and drowning out the stars.
Around me, friends and lovers and solitary souls abound. The sound of enthusiastic chatting permeates through the legato of notes playing in my headphones. In a few moments, the piano piece ends; the impatient sound of cars honking as their drivers rush to get in and out of the city slowly taking over the artistic arrangement of rhythm, tempo, and melody.
Down below, life seems to continue in its normal, hurried way; car lights and city lights beaming in unison as people hasten to make their way towards their destinations.
Lately I've been feeling anxious about a lot of things. But there, under the alluring charm of the moonlight, time seems to have stopped; all thoughts and emotions frozen in space.
The future can wait.
15 Nov 2016