Monday, August 10, 2009
Here I stand on the shore of the Great Lakes... my inland sea...
Wish you were here!
All my life I've had easy access to seemingly endless expanses of water and yet I've never taken it for granted. Each visit to these shores leaves me as much in awe as the last.
Over the years, I've found that no two visits are quite alike for these are lakes of many faces...
Season to season, day to day, even hour to hour, it can't be known with what mood the lakes will greet their visitors. Sometimes cheerful and inviting, other times angry and threatening and still other times, placid and calming.
This day finds the water to be quite serene as I sit here in the cool, humid air enjoying the quiet of an empty beach. The heavy gray sky warns of rain but seems uncertain about making good on it's threat. A slight breeze stirs the water creating an interesting ripple effect across it's otherwise smooth surface. A few birds pass now and then but the scene remains largely unchanged.
I may stay for an hour or more, comfortably wrapped in this gloom, eyes toward the empty horizon, mind at ease, gazing contently out into nothing.
I'll see you again somewhere down the road...