WPC – The Beauty in Silence and Darkness


A few years ago I made time to walk around Marina Bay, Singapore, just before midnight. I wanted to see and feel the atmosphere of the modern never-sleep city. I was amazed; for a moment I felt silence filled up the air. The area which is normally full of visitors during the day seems so empty, nobody’s there. The colorful lights on the Helix bridge had been turned off and it was illuminated by minimal lights. There was only a couple walking through the iconic bridge in Singapore. I followed them to cross the bridge and hope to find more people that night, but I saw nobody until the end of the bridge.

I felt the emptiness of the night, but at the same time I felt the beauty filling up the air. Yes, I saw the buildings in the business center across the area I was standing were still full of lights, but for a moment I felt the city of Singapore was so beautiful. In its silence and darkness, the city still looked so mesmerizing, just like Hellen Keller said,

There is beauty in everything, even in silence and darkness

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Where is the people?
Where is the people?
Lights on but the water was calm
Lights on but the water was calm