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A fleeting moment of unity: Moon over the el

As I was waiting for the el train at the Western Avenue Brown Line stop in Chicago on this evening in early fall, the sun had just gone down. I looked up as the train pulled in and saw this moment of pure, unexpected beauty and unity between man's invention and the natural world. I'm so glad I have a record of that moment. There is so much ugliness in that interplay at times, and I feel grateful to have experienced a little snippet of balance and peace. I think it shows us what's possible, and we need that reminder.

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Date Taken: 10.2016
Date Uploaded: 10.2016
Photo Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Copyright: © Alyssa Seidler