A Leelanau State of Mind

What is Leelanau Up North?

Certainly it's a physical place - a most beautiful place in northern Michigan.  But to me - and I hope to you - it is also an inner place.  A state of mind, if you will.

As I've suggested in previous posts, the landscape of Leelanau - the dunes, the water, the forests - inform my thinking.  I'm continually awestruck, inspired and humbled by these works of nature.

So much so that when I'm Up North, I look at life differently.  

Quandaries resolve.  Mundane worries subside.  I can better sense the meaning of life and our place in the world.  The path forward becomes clear.   

It's a Leelanau State of Mind.

Perhaps you've experienced your own sort of Leelanau State of Mind, ... in your own beautiful place, wherever that may be.  (You know who you are.)

If so, we'd like to hear about it.  Please share your thoughts, prose, poetry and music with us in this creative space.

See You Up North,

                    O Great Spirit,
                    Whose voice I hear in the winds,
                    And whose breath gives life to all the world ...
                    Let me learn the lessons you have hidden
                    In every leaf and rock.

Indian Prayer - Immaculate Conception Church, Peshawbestown, Leelanau


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