Pausing along the banks of the old town I looked out across the river. The night air gently caressed my face as the sound of the water flowing soothed my thoughts. The golden glow of lights illuminated the bridge brilliantly as it stretched forth, traversing the great expanse of water decorated with dancing lights. On the distant shore, beautiful facades of buildings from a bygone era manifested their magnificence in the stillness of the night. The moon slowly emerged from hiding as the clouds drifted slowly amidst the shifting winds, manifesting its celestial beauty as it cast forth its rays upon the Earth. The scene was transformed to one of sheer beauty in an instant. Within the stillness of the night, the serenity calmed ones mind, soothed the heart and stirred my soul.