Walking along the deserted pier I was stung by the cold wind cascading forth from the ocean. As the sun began its slow descent, heralding sunset, I walked towards the pier’s edge and paused, looking out beyond. A sea of wooden pillars starkly rose defiantly from the water. I was struck by the contrasting emotions that welled within me. The scene that lay before me looked drear and desolate. Slowly, with the passing of time a change however subtle became apparent. The suns rays illuminated the sky and waters with a brilliant myriad of blue hues manifesting a brilliant spectacle of simplistic beauty to that which previously was barren and forlorn.