in santa barbara, there was *something* about standing on the edge of the wharf. you could literally just walk off into the ocean. it was almost dark and the water looked black. there was such a peacefulness to it and it seemed like it was only me standing there. all of the noises from the restaurants and cars suddenly dissappeared and i seemed to be transported momentarily. like nothing in the world really mattered...life is so much bigger than our chore lists and meetings and bills. for that moment, life stopped and i was beside myself. i will never forget it.