I was at a friend’s place yesterday, sitting on the roof, contemplating the skyline. I find skylines, especially at night, very calming. Meditative. The clouds move in, creating layers that light pollution reflect on. Hanging out on a rooftop with friends with nothing but the sky above you often gets people talking about life.

His mom was visiting that weekend and when we moved downstairs into his place, she commented with the breeze of an older person’s wisdom,

You will never be as smart as you are right now.

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