I closed my eyes. I listened. Waves crashing.
I opened my eyes. I searched. Stars revealed themselves in little bunches as my eyes adjusted for their shy twinkle.
I inhaled -- deeply, to match the night. Ocean spray.
I turned my body. I searched again. The blue-black of the Pacific Ocean meets the black-blue sky.
In these conditions, it's hard to deny feelings any longer. I was awakened in the night. I allowed myself to dream and let my emotions wash over me.