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A Violin Serenade at Dawn Over Coromandel Penninsula, New Zealand
My mother and I hiked up to the temple at the top of Mana Retreat Center on New Zealand's North Island. We removed our shoes and entered into a hush. A man was removing his violin and asked if we minded if he played a bit. We shook our heads violently no, and smiled. He serenaded us as the sun rose over the Coromandel Peninsula, a time I will never forget.
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||Sept. 22, 2015, 7:21 p.m.