the night time is the right time

 photo Venice_zps8a749cfc.jpg

The ancient city, haven’t slept away the heat of the day, prepared to wake up as evening settled on the water.  The lights flared to life and spread their luminescence in ripples across the surface.  They were the beacons to rouse people from their slumber and entice them out into the night.

Come on out, let the cool evening air soothe away your cares and concerns.

Come on out, let the night wrap you in its loving embrace.

Come on out, let the current of the music shape your next adventure.

We waited patiently for our turn to hop in a gondola and head across the canal.  We weren’t in a hurry.  We had nothing to do and no place we had to be.

Live music from a nearby bistro danced along the calm water and fueled our hearts.  We sway in time.  We became one with each other, one with the city, one with the night.

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If you hadn’t already guessed, this was my response to this week’s Once More with Feeling writing prompt.

Looking at the picture, the first thing that came to mind was, “nothing to do and no place to be.”  It sounded heavenly.  It looks so calm, peaceful, relaxing… I could use a bit of that right now.

What do you see?  Write it, link it, post it!

Do you need a break too?  Do calm moments refuel you or drain you?

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44 thoughts on “the night time is the right time

  1. I love that picture. The gentle lapping of the waves, the slap of rigging as boats shift up and down.
    I bet there’s a soft fragrant breeze blowing too.

    But the title made me think of this.

  2. Venice is the most beautiful city I’ve ever seen. It stole my heart in 1998, and everything that speaks (sings?) of Venice captures my imagination. I have been meaning to write about our time there, but haven’t gotten around to it. Time is nearing …

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