I spent several moments in Lake Gatun,

Looking up to the starry sky alone,

As others began to gather around the water and come in,

I find myself again expressing thoughts to stranger and friend,

“I look up at the sky and like the stars,

I realize we are in a unique moment,

if not just for that varying point in time,

and with a camera for an eye I captured the image of the stars,

as I have captured an image of you,

Held together for a brief moment,

By the powers of the Universe,

Stars and people,

With the only difference,

Our life is faster and shorter in essence,

But sometimes the same in a moment.”

By Ryan Anthony Gibson, written on Lake Gatun

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