That Bright Orange Ornament

“Far away
The ship is taking me far away
Far away from the memories
Of the people who care if I live or die”

Matt Bellamy belts out lyrics to one of my favourite songs “Starlight” as Muse screams from my car. I have the bridge for the most part all to myself. The city beckons.IMG_0120

Turning my gaze quickly to my right, there it was hanging like a bright, orange ball, an ornament in the sky hitting 45. There’s something magical about crossing the bridge, especially this particular one. I shouldn’t be surprised, though I happily allow myself to be so, but the Golden Gate always stirs emotions deep within me. I always roll down the windows. I always open the moon roof. And I drive, with a smile. Cos that’s what you do when a big bright orange ball hangs from the sky while you cross the bridge.

“My life
You electrify my life
Let’s conspire to ignite
All the souls that would die just to feel alive”

And then Eddie, Matt, McCready, Stone & Jeff take over the songs in my head and in my car.

Have you ever seen anything so freakin’ brilliant? Have you ever seen anything so freakin’ wonderful?


I am so freakin’ alive.



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