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Like Bits of Bright Magic Against the Night-time Sky

Thousands and thousands of bright yellow orbs, shapes, and pinpricks, suspended in a completely dark sky -- it is mesmerizing, meditative even.  The sharp contrasts are instant magnets, aren't they?  Like glowing sparkles at a great distance, and strong neon patterns up close.  What does the shape of bright and dark windows in a tower at night suggest or symbolize?  Come up with a metaphor for a downtown skyline or cityscape. 

In 1990, I was on a long flight home at night, from Las Vegas, NV, to Calgary, AB, then on to Edmonton.  It was a cloudy night, but as I gazed down through my window, there were gaps in the clouds through which I saw cities' night-time sprawl, before they vanished again as the jet continued its journey.  Those thousands of lights were breathtaking, like spots of  magic being weaved  below me.  I was dead tired, too, and dopey on Gravol, which probably helped my euphoric feeling as I beheld those metropolis's glowing from so high up.

UnderEli UnderEli 41-45, M Aug 19, 2009

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