at Westminster Abbey
rainy days mountain biking in Wales,
I arrive to a rare stretch of bright autumn days in London. I waste
no time on my first full day in town, catching the Tube
Circus and riding down to the Embankment station. Instead of changing
trains and heading east, as I'd intended to do, I decide to mind
the gap, follow the Way Out
and emerge from the tunnel to sun-struck London and the Thames River
glistening in front of me.
This is where
it finally hits me. London. I'm here. This incredible city that
had such a profound impact on the world -- for better or worse.
words echo in my mind as I walk beside the river toward the Tower
Thames, run softly, till I end my song."