On my bike ride in this morning, as I crossed the Key Bridge I watched huge billows of mist lifting off of the Potomac River. Georgetown crew team was out on the river for a morning practice in the fog. The sun was rising, low and orange on the horizon to my left over the Washington Monument. Even though I was pedaling along, and cars were whirring by me, my headphones were playing Theme from the Bottom, and it seemed ethereal and peaceful. A moment later I was panting my way up the hill towards Rossyln.
This city can have a beautiful side – I guess you just have to wait for it to show up when you aren’t anticipating it.