The Nocturnalist: Sharing the Sky

After watching an evening documentary at CET, everyone in the class walked towards Wenceslas Square to get on the tram home. I immediately looked up at the sky to see a pink sunset forming. Then when I looked behind me, I found a giant rainbow over the National Theatre Opera House. It had been raining earlier that day, as it usually does in Prague, but we were all happy to see such a beautiful sky. The sunset that night seemed to mark the beginning of summer in Prague. Everyone in the city is ready to put away their umbrellas and start feeling the warmth and sunshine.

SONY DSCCompared to Prague, there seems to be so many sunsets in Austin, and it always brings happiness to the city. Before this night, I had been wondering when I would see a sunset in Prague. I loved how something as simple as the sky made all the people in the square pause and look towards the sunset. All at once, everyone was doing basically the same thing by either looking up or taking pictures. The sunset united all the different tourists from all over the world to share something in common. It is still crazy to me that everyone sees the same sun around the world. It’s comforting to know that my friends and family back in the US are looking at the same shining sun everyday even though they are over 5,000 miles away.