I don't know if you've met me. I'm a bit of a coward. I am afraid to go downstairs without a hand rail, lest I fall. I do not take the exciting rides at the amusement parks. I couldn't make myself drive on mountain roads. So this story? This one is good.
I had a hard time thinking of just the place to go to see the moon, so I ended up back at the Japanese Gardens.
There is a small observation at the gardens that has been closed off for some reason. It could be because the bridge is not safe.
It could just be that much of the garden is still under construction. But whatever the reason, I decided that I NEEDED to get over to the observation deck.
So, I climbed around a fence
And moved a sign out of the way
Inched my way across that bridge, and stood on the tower waiting for the moon to rise.
Eventually, it occurred to me that I might get caught, and I did not have the cash to post bail, so I came back.
But you've got to hand it to me, friends, I have courage in the search for beauty.
As I said, I didn't get the picture I wanted. But I did get to see the amazing, huge red moon. I did get to feel that rush of love and wonder. And I got to conquer some fears.
It was a good night.