Jess and I met at my favorite beach in the world, a small beach just off Thorson Road east of Glen Arbor, Michigan. I used to perform magic at a restaurant nearby, and discovered the beach one night driving home. Since then, it’s been my favorite place to catch a sunset, watching the disc set between the peninsula to the left, and South Manitou Island to the right. We stuck around and the beach empty, except the two of us, and Pepper, exploring in the water.

It’s a new moon tonight and the sky was clear, so it was a perfect time to go out and gaze. After about an hour of hanging out on the beach, the Milky Way appeared overhead.